Easy Air Fryer Ham Croquettes Recipe: Crispy and Flavorful!

Are you craving a crispy and savory snack? Look no further than these delicious ham croquettes made in the air fryer. They are the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy, and they are super easy to make. Whether you're hosting a party or just want a tasty appetizer, these ham croquettes will surely impress your guests. Let's dive into the details of this delightful recipe!

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Preparation time:

30 minutes




  • 1 cup of finely chopped ham
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Steps to follow:

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped ham and onion, and sauté until the onion is translucent.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the ham and onion mixture, and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Gradually pour in the milk while stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and resembles a creamy paste. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish and let it cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
  5. Once the mixture has chilled and firmed up, shape it into small croquettes using your hands.
  6. Dip each croquette into the beaten eggs and then coat with breadcrumbs.
  7. Place the coated croquettes in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching each other.
  8. Cook in the air fryer at 375°F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  9. Serve the ham croquettes hot with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Tricks and tips:

  • For an extra kick of flavor, you can add a pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper to the ham mixture.
  • Make sure the croquettes are well-coated with the egg and breadcrumbs to achieve a crispy texture.
  • If you don't have an air fryer, you can also bake the croquettes in the oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes.

Benefits of the ingredients used:

Ham is a good source of protein and various vitamins and minerals, while onions offer antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. By air frying these croquettes, you can enjoy a crispy texture with less oil, making it a healthier alternative to deep-frying.

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We hope you enjoy making and savoring these ham croquettes in the air fryer. They are sure to become a favorite snack for any occasion. Share your experience with us and happy cooking!

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