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Ham Croquettes

Yield 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups ground, cooked ham
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked regular rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add 1 cup milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Gradually stir 2 tablespoons hot mixture into 1 beaten egg; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in paprika. Add ham and rice; mix well. Set aside to cool.

  2. Shape mixture into 12 (2 1/2- inch) croquettes. Combine 1 beaten egg and 1 tablespoon milk; mix well. Dip each croquette into egg mixture, and coat with breadcrumbs. Fry croquettes in hot oil until brown on both sides, turning once.

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