Spanish Ham Croquetas

May 21, 2011

Croquetas are the iconic Spanish tapa.  No matter what bar, restaurant, or taberna you go to, you are sure to find them on the menu.  These delicious fried snacks are made with a bechamel sauce that is accented with salty Spanish ham.  If you cannot find jamon serrano, feel free to substitute with Italian prosciutto.  Croquetas are great appetizers for a party.  You can make them ahead of time, fry them, and freeze them until the big day.  Reheat them in the oven.  The Spanish also  make this dish with canned tuna.

 

Ham Croquetas

2 ounces (60 g) diced ham

½ pound (200 g) diced onions

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

⅓ cup (40 g) flour

1 cup (¼ L) milk

1 pinch of nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

egg, flour and bread crumbs to roll the croquetas in before frying

vegetable oil or olive oil for frying

 

For the full recipe, click below

 

Ham Croquetas

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