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Parmesan Croquettes

Baked Parmesan & Parma Ham Croquettes

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 500g (1lb) cooked potatoes, mashed
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) double cream
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) butter
  • 150g (5oz) Parma ham, finely chopped
  • 30g (1 oz) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 100ml (3oz) breadcrumbs


  1. Once you’ve drained the cooked potatoes, mash well and add the cream and butter. Let the mash cool down.
  2. Add the ham and cheese and mix thoroughly until the ingredients are evenly spread.
  3. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly in order to form 12 balls about 5cm (2in) in size.
  5. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  7. Whisk the egg in a bowl.
  8. Pour the breadcrumbs into another bowl.
  9. Remove the potato balls from the fridge and dip each one in egg and then roll it around in breadcrumbs until all its surfaces are covered.
  10. Place the ball back on the baking sheet and repeat the process until every ball is egged and breadcrumbed.
  11. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until the croquettes are golder, which would take around 20 minutes.
  12. Serve with salad, vegetables or with a dip.


  • Don’t add salt to the water when boiling the potatoes because the cheese and ham will have plenty.
  • You can add more cheese but taste it first before doing so.
  • Category: Starter
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 336
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 712 mg
  • Fat: 18.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.1 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 104 mg