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Ham croquetas with garlic mayo

Ham croquetas with garlic mayo

Try serving these crisp ham croquettes as a party snack or as part of a tapas menu.

Ingredients

For the mayonnaise

Preparation method

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, then whisk in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Whisk in the milk slowly until you have a very thick sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Stir in the breadcrumbs, both hams and parsley. Place in the fridge to chill for 3-4 hours.

  3. Shape the chilled mixture into 7cm/2¾in cylinders. Place the flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs in three separate bowls. Coat each one in the flour, then egg and finish with a layer of breadcrumbs.

  4. Add the oil into a deep-fat fryer and preheat to 170C/338F. (Caution: Do not leave hot oil unattended.)

  5. Deep fry the croquetas in batches until golden-brown. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.

  6. To make the mayonnaise, whisk the egg yolks with the mustard in a bowl and then very slowly and gradually add the oil, whisking continuously. Stir through the vinegar and garlic, then season with salt and pepper.

  7. Serve the croquetas on a board with a bowl of mayonnaise for dipping.

Over 2 hours preparation time

30 mins to 1 hour cooking time

Serves 4-6

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