Potato And Honey-Baked Ham Croquettes
I remember those good old days in San Francisco when my friends and I would venture into our favorite Japanese restaurant which had great “Happy Hour” specials –from sushi and sashimi to salads and croquettes. Yes, potato croquettes!
I have been gifted with a few packages of honey-baked ham and I’ve almost run out of recipes other than just slapping them into a grilled sandwich. Then I thought of my potato croquettes. So I chopped some pieces of the ham and the rest is sweet croquette history!
6 medium potatoes
1 cup chopped honey-baked ham
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
Olive oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
Water for boiling
Peel and boil the potatoes until done. Let cool and mash them. In a bowl, combine mashed potatoes, ham and one egg. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Take a handful of the potato-ham mixture and form into a oval ball. Dredge with flour, then with bread crumbs. Repeat process for the remaining mixture.
Healt Olive oil over medium-high heat. Fry the croquettes until golden brown on all sides. Remove from heat and set on a plate lined with paper towel to drain excell oil.