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Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Ham and Cheese Croquettes


For the mashed potato mixture

  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the water, milk and bouillon cube.
  • As soon as it comes to a boil, add the instant mashed potatoes and whisk for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, add the cheese and stir.
  • Add the ham, chili flakes, pepper and thyme or any other herb you like.
  • Stir until the mixture cools and the ingredients combine and the mixture thickens.  
  • Add the egg yolks and stir.
  • Line a 10x30 cm baking pan with a sheet of plastic wrap and cover with another sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until it chills and becomes firm.
  • When ready, turn it out of pan, remove plastic wrap and cut in to rectangular pieces.

For the coating

  • You will need 3 separate bowls.
  • To the first bowl, add the flour.
  • To the second bowl, add the egg that has been diluted with water and whisked.
  • To the third bowl, add the breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge the pieces of the mashed potato mixture in the flour, then dip them in the egg and finally coat them in the breadcrumbs.

For frying

  • Place a deep pan over medium heat. Add the sunflower oil and let it get hot enough for frying.
  • Add the coated pieces to the hot oil in batches, without crowding your pan.
  • Fry until crunchy and golden.

For the salad & dressing

  • In a bowl, add all of the ingredients for the salad dressing apart from the olive oil.
  • Add the olive oil slowly, whisking until the salad dressing thickens.
  • Add the salt and sesame seeds.
  • Chop up the lettuce and add it to the bowl. Toss just to coat.
  • Serve the
  • Serve the ham and cheese croquettes along with the lettuce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
24 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
29 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
5 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
25 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
16 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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