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Fried Ham, Potato and Swiss Croquettes

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Total Time:
30 mins
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6 Servings
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Fried Ham, Potato and Swiss Croquettes
alarm
Total Time:
30 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
restaurant_menu
Servings:
6 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageSmithfield Spirals Hickory Smoked Spiral Sliced Ham
1/2 pound
Leftover Smithfield spiral ham slices, diced
1/2 pound
2 cups
Leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups
1 1/2 cups
Whole milk
1 1/2 cups
6 tablespoons
Unsalted butter
6 tablespoons
1 1/3 cups
All-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups
1 cup
Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup
2 cups
Seasoned breadcrumbs
2 cups
3
Whole eggs
3
Vegetable oil for frying

Directions


  1. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a large pot or fryer

  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in 1/3 cup of flour to make a roux

  3. Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes then allow to cool

  4. When the béchamel has cooled, combine it with the mashed potatoes, ham, and Swiss cheese

  5. Form the croquettes into 2-inch-long cylinders

  6. Whisk the eggs with about 1/4 cup of water, then dredge the croquettes through the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs

  7. When all the croquettes are breaded, fry them in batches until golden brown and hot throughout

  8. Serve immediately

For the Love of Meat

Ingredients


1/2 pound
Leftover Smithfield spiral ham slices, diced
1/2 pound
2 cups
Leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups
1 1/2 cups
Whole milk
1 1/2 cups
6 tablespoons
Unsalted butter
6 tablespoons
1 1/3 cups
All-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups
1 cup
Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup
2 cups
Seasoned breadcrumbs
2 cups
3
Whole eggs
3
Vegetable oil for frying

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