Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 tablespoons butter or margarine

  2. 1/2 of small onion , chopped

  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  4. 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

  5. 12 ozs. smoked or baked ham , ground (2 cups)

  6. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley

  7. 1 tablespoon dry sherry

  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  9. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  10. 3 large eggs , mixed with

  11. 1 tablespoon water

  12. 1 1/2 cups fine plain bread crumbs

  13. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  14. Vegetable oil for deep frying

  15. 1 fresh lime , cut into wedges

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. MELT butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add onion; cook until soft. Add flour and mix with wire whisk. Gradually add evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes just to a boil and is thick and creamy. Add ham, parsley, sherry, black pepper and nutmeg; mix well. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on low heat. Taste; season with additional salt if desired.

  2. POUR ham mixture into 8-inch-square baking pan. Cool in refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes so that it will be easy to handle.

  3. BEAT eggs with water in a small mixing bowl until frothy. Combine bread crumbs and flour and place in a second bowl or plate. Scoop out a heaping teaspoon of ham mixture from chilled pan, or divide mixture in pan by cutting it into thirds crosswise and in eights lengthwise. Shape into logs 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4-inch wide. Dip croquettes into eggs and roll in crumb mixture until evenly coated. Place croquettes on large jelly roll pan or baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. HEAT oil in a deep fryer to 350° F. Fry croquettes for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Place on serving platter. Squeeze lime wedges over croquettes and serve with extra wedges. Serve hot.

  5. For nutrition information about CARNATION Evaporated Milk, clickhere .

  6. For tips on more ways to use CARNATION Evaporated Milk, clickhere .


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