Impress the crowd at your next big social function with our Ham and Cheese Croquettes. These yummy Ham and Cheese Croquettes are always a huge hit.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
3-1/4 cups oil, divided
1/3 cup chopped onion s
3/4 cup flour, divided
1-1/2 cups milk
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Swiss Cheese
6 oz. OSCAR MAYER CARVING BOARD Slow Cooked Ham, chopped
2 egg s
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
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Let's Make It
Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in medium saucepan on medium-low heat. Add onions; cook 6 to 8 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally.
Whisk in 6 Tbsp. flour until blended. Stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook on medium-low heat 2 to 3 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in ham; spread onto bottom of shallow dish. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until firm.
Roll cheese mixture into 36 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. cheese mixture for each ball. Whisk eggs in small bowl until blended. Place bread crumbs and remaining flour in 2 separate bowls. Add cheese balls, 1 at a time, to flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs, turning to evenly coat each cheese ball with each ingredient. Refrigerate 30 min.
Heat remaining oil to 350ºF in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add cheese balls, in small batches; cook 2 to 3 min. or until golden brown. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
Mix mayo and mustard until blended. Serve with warm croquettes.
Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.
For best results, reheat oil to desired temperature before adding next batch of croquettes to hot oil to cook.
How to Keep the Cooked Croquettes Warm
Cover baking sheet with clean kitchen towel. Spread cooked croquettes onto towel. Place in warm oven until ready to serve.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.