I have this wonderful cookbook that I pilfered off my mum called Quick, Thrifty Cooking. It’s a treasure trove of cheap meals many specifically written for using up leftovers. And after Christmas there are always leftovers.
These probably aren’t your traditional croquettes, but I don’t do much deep frying, so I like this recipe because the croquettes are just pan fried.
While this recipe doesn’t roll the croquettes in breadcrumbs, I like to finish them off by doing so.
Of course, you could substitute the ham for leftover turkey, chicken or pork.
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 tsp each of dried thyme and oregano (or herbs of choice)
2 cups of finely diced ham
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp mustard
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
- Fry the onion over medium heat in a little butter until soft.
- Add herbs and toss for a few seconds, then add the ham, flour, parsley mustard milk and season to taste.
- Remove from heat and stir in the egg and cheese.
- Let cool, then shape the mixture into 4 oval patties, or more smaller ones.
- Fry croquettes in some butter until brown all over.
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.