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the recipe for Spanish aperitif croquettes

The croquetas they are delicious Spanish croquettes as an aperitif based on Bechamel And Ham, which will then be breaded and fried. Typical of the Andalusian cuisinecroquettes are a street food loved throughout Spain and usually served as tapas, the typical Spanish appetizers. Unlike our local potato croquettes, the croquetas are made with béchamel and iberian ham, which you can replace with diced raw ham. Breaded then fried, croquetas are very easy to prepare and are excellent both hot and coldmaybe for one buffet savory at home with friends or for a dinner with Andalusian flavors, possibly accompanied by an Andalusian gazpacho and a mug of cold beer.

In our recipe, we also added the crumbled hard boiled eggs, but you can omit them if you prefer. You can also replace raw ham with cooked hamthe chickenI squidI shrimpthe tuna or the spinach. Originally, in fact, croquetas were prepared with the remains of cocido a traditional Spanish stew made with chickpeas, vegetables and different types of meat, originating in Madrid.

In addition to tapas, many typical recipes of Spanish cuisine are to be discovered: classic and delicious preparations from starter to dessert.

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Diced raw ham

How to make Spanish croquetas

In a saucepan, melt the butter with a little seed oil 1.

Fry the chopped onion 2.

Add raw ham 3 and cook for 2 minutes.

Also add the flour 4 and mix well with a hand whisk.

Pour the milk in 2 or 3 steps 5 and mix until there are no more lumps.

Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Continue mixing for another 5 minutes 6.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped hard-boiled eggs seven.

Pour the mixture into the square glass mold 8cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours.

Make portions of dough with a spoon 9.

Pass them in the breadcrumbs and shape the croquettes ten.

Then dip the croquettes in the beaten eggs 11.

Pass them a second time in the breadcrumbs, so as to make a double breading 12.

Fry them in hot oil until golden brown and lift them with a slotted spoon 13.

The croquetas are ready to be eaten 14.


You can keep the raw croquettes in refrigerator for 2-3 days before frying, covered with cling film. Once cooked, it is advisable to consume them after preparation or, in any case, during the day.

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