Potato And Honey-Baked Ham Croquettes

IMG_6214.JPGI 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!

INGREDIENTS

6 medium potatoes

1 cup chopped honey-baked ham

2/3 cup flour

2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs

1 egg

Olive oil for frying

Salt and pepper to taste

Water for boiling

DIRECTIONS

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.

Serve warm.

 

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