Croquetas de Jamon
These mouth-watering croquetas de jamon are a Cuban classic! They have a crispy exterior with a soft inside and are absolutely delicious!
I like to serve them with ketchup, saltine crackers, and bacon garlic aioli.
– unsalted butter
– all-purpose flour
– whole milk
– garlic cloves
– plain breadcrumbs
Place the ham in a food processor and blend for a few seconds or until smooth.
Add the butter to a large skillet and allow it to melt completely. Stir in the onions and cook for 2 minutes or until soften. Stir in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes. This will help to get rid of that raw flour taste. Whisk in the milk and then add the ham.
Mix it continuously for a few minutes. Check for seasoning and add salt if needed. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool completely. I like to place it in the fridge for 45 minutes.
Tips and Recipe Variations
- You’ll want the oil to be at 350 degrees F.
- Freeze the croquetas for at least an hour before frying otherwise they may fall apart.
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