Spanish-style ham croquettes

Spanish-style ham croquettes

You can prepare these breadcrumb-coated snacks in advance, ready to fry up for kick-off.

By , 21 September 2015
Spanish-style ham croquettes
  • Ready in: 60 mins
  • Serves: 12
  • Price: 36p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 73g serving contains
  • Fat med
    11.7g
    17%
  • Saturates high
    3.8g
    19%
  • Sugars low
    1.8g
    2%
  • Salt med
    0.7g
    12%
  • Energy 787KJ 188KCAL
    9%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1078kJ/258kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 75g leek, shredded
  • 100g Extra Special Spanish Serrano Ham, finely chopped
  • 60g plain flour, plus extra for coating
  • 250ml milk
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150g pot Asda Breadcrumbs
  • Sunflower oil, to deep fry
Method
  • Heat the oil and butter in a pan until melted. Add the leek and stir to coat. Cover the pan and cook on a very low heat for 5 minutes.

  • Add the ham and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring. Remove from the heat and stir the flour into the juices to make a paste. Return to heat and cook for a minute, stirring.

  • Warm the milk, then mix into the ham paste. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring, until the mixture forms a really thick sauce.

  • Stir in the nutmeg and season with pepper. Tip into a shallow bowl. Level the top and cover with cling film. Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge for an hour.

  • Put the egg and the breadcrumbs in two separate shallow dishes. Lightly dust your hands with flour, then roll the ham mixture into 12 equal-sized cylinders. Coat each one in egg then the breadcrumbs.

  • Heat a large pan of oil or a deep fryer to 180C. Cook for 3–4 minutes until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and put on a plate lined with kitchen paper to soak up excess oil. Serve hot.