I had some leftover ham I wanted to use up, and decided to make a ham loaf. When I looked up the recipe, at 4:30pm!, it said it takes 1.5hrs to cook. Oops. A bit late for our liking! I looked on allrecipes.com and found a croquette recipe. They are delicious! I could hardly stop eating them for supper! And now we’re snacking on them in the evening. 🙂  It’s definitely a keeper, that will be made over and over in our house! I didn’t have all the ingredients, so here is how I made mine (click here for the original recipe).

Ham Croquettes

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1lb ground ham (I put my ham slices through the food processor)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3 cups dried breadcrumbs, divided
salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/8 cup water
Oil for frying

Mix together ham, cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs. Beat 3 eggs; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (I didn’t add in salt since I find ham salty enough). Using your hands, make golf ball-size balls out of the ham mixture, and slightly flatten them. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spread remaining bread crumbs onto a plate. In a large bowl, beat 1 egg; stir in water. Dip croquettes into egg mixture, and roll in bread crumbs. Fry in hot oil, turning them once, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to soak up grease.