Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large bowl, combine potatoes, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, ham, pepper, 1 egg, the yolk, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, paprika (if using) and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Place remaining 4 eggs in a wide, shallow bowl and beat lightly. Place remaining 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs in a second bowl and flour in a third.
  • Season bread crumbs with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  • Taking about 2 tablespoons of croquetas mixture at a time, form into 3-inch
  • fingers.
  • Dip each finger first in flour, tapping off excess. Dip in egg
  • mixture, letting excess drip off, then bread crumbs. Transfer each finger to a
  • large baking sheet
  • When you have finished forming all croquetas, cover tray
  • with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 12 hours.
  • When ready to fry, heat 1/4-inch oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Fry croquetas in batches, turning once, until dark golden all over, 2 to minutes a side.
  • Transfer to paper towel-lined plates and sprinkle with
  • additional salt, if desired. Serve hot.
  • Yield: About 3 dozen croquetas.

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Sounds yummy and like something my crowd would love to snack on. Thanks! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Appetizer recipes are so handy, and this one is a must-keep! Thanks, Tink!

    High FIVE!

    Elaine ~/:+D
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Mmmmm...Tink is back! Making my mouth water! Great post, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Any incarnation of mashed potatoes makes me sing! You got my five, tink and I'm happy to see you today!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Love everything about this...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    I love the smokey paprika with the ham and peppers. good post Tink.........:)
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    ohhh baby!! I love these... They just might show up at my Super Bowl party... Love those peppers... Thanks for the recipe... ;-)~
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious! I love the flavors in there,red pepper for a little spicy.
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