Ham Croquettes

A lunch recipe “New Fashion Plates for Your Menu”
published by Planters Edible Oil Co in 1932

Ham Croquettes

Croquettes must have been really fashionable dishes to serve back in the thirties. I have over 40 cook books from that era and almost every one of them have a recipe for some kind of croquettes. Salmon, ham, chicken, cod, rice, you name it, croquettes were made.

3 cups chopped cooked ham
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Deep hot peanut oil


Blend together the peanut oil, flour, salt, and pepper. Add hot milk and cook in double cooker about 10 minutes. Add chopped ham. Cool, shape into 6 croquettes. Dip in fine bread crumbs, then in egg, beaten with 2 tablespoons water, then in fine bread crumbs again. Fry in deep peanut oil at 395° F. Drain on unglazed paper. Serve garnished with parsley.

Makes 6 croquettes.