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Potato Croquettes with Ham and Cheese

Potato Croquettes with Ham and Cheese, a delicious starter or snack made with a few simple ingredients. These croquettes are a big hit with kids who absolutely adore them, and are ridiculously easy to make at home. If you have leftover mashed potatoes and ham, even better, they will be even quicker to make. My Ham and Cheese Croquettes are absolute heaven, and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Servings: 12 croquettes
Calories: 666kcal


  • 3 medium potatoes (or 2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes)
  • 1 cup ham, cubed
  • 1 spring onion
  • ½ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups oil for deep frying


  • To make the croquettes, peel and cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • Boil in salted water for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain the water, mash them and allow them to cool completely.
  • If you use leftover mash, just add it to a large bowl and add the ham, cheeses, salt and pepper and spring onion chopped finely.
  • Use you hands to shape rolls out of the potato mixture, then chill them in the fridge to firm up for 20-30 minutes.
  • Use 3 different bowls for flour, breadcrumbs, and a third one for the eggs, which will be beaten well.
  • Dip each croquette in flour, shaking off any the excess, then dip in the eggs, and coat in breadcrumbs.
  • Heat up the oil on a medium heat, until it's sizzling hot.
  • Deep fry the croquettes in batches, about 2-3 minutes until golden. If you use less oil, and they are not completely covered in oil, use a fork to turn them around so they can fry evenly.
  • Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve hot or cold with your favourite sauce or ketchup.


Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg