Ham and Rice Croquettes

Photo by Jim M.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

croquettes

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups cooked white rice, cooled

  • 3/4

    cup finely chopped cooked ham (about 1/4 lb)

  • 1/3

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2

    large eggs, divided

  • 1/2

    cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • 3

    About 3 cups vegetable oil E

  • QUIPMENT: a deep-fat thermometer

Directions

►Stir together rice, ham, cheese, 1 egg, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Put remaining egg (lightly beaten) and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. ► Heat 1 to IV21-1/2 inches oil to 350°F in a 10-inch skillet over high heat. Meanwhile, dampen your hands and form 1/4-cup amounts of rice mixture into 2-1/2-inch cakes or balls. Lightly coat with egg, then with bread crumbs. Fry croquettes in 2 batches, turning once or twice, until golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch.

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