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Ham Croquettes

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Ingredients
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cooked ham 2 Cup (32 tbs), coarsely ground
  Onion 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Prepared mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
For creamy egg sauce
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Tablespoon
  White pepper 1 Dash
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) Melt the butter and blend in the flour. Add the milk all at once.
2) Cook and stir the mixture till it is thick and bubbly and continue to cook and stir for another 1 minute.
3) Take the mixture off the heat.
4) Add the onion, ham and mustard. Blend well.
5) Chill the mixture.
6) Shape the sufficiently chilled mixture into 8 to 10 balls.
7) In bread crumbs, roll the balls and shape into cones, handling lightly.
8) Combine together the egg with 2 tablespoons of water.
9) Into the egg and water mixture, dip the prepared balls and roll in crumbs once again.
10) In deep hot fat (at 365 degrees), fry the balls till they are thoroughly heated (1 ½ to 2 minutes).
11) Drain.
12) To make the Creamy Egg Sauce, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and blend in 2 tablespoons of flour, ¾ teaspoon of salt and a dash of white pepper. Add 1 cup of milk and stir well.
13) Cook and stir the mixture till it is thick and bubbly.
14) Add 1 cup of chopped hard-cooked egg gently.

SERVING
15) Serve the croquettes while still hot with the Creamy Egg Sauce on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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