Sweet Potato and Ham CroquettesGreat for school lunches!

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Sweet Potato and Ham Croquettes is a different take on the mince and white potato croquettes.

They are a little fiddly, but kids love anything that doesn’t need a fork and knife.

Sweet Potato and Ham Croquettes

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  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 small Onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Mashed Sweet Potato
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 cup Ham cooked and diced
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Fresh Nutmeg And Salt to season
  • 1 tbsp Milk or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Oil for deep frying, use less or add more if necessary


  1. In a large frying pan, melt butter sauté the onion with salt pepper and nutmeg for about 5 minutes or until softened but not brown.
  2. Place onion in a large bowl. Add the mashed potatoes, egg yolk, milk, and ham and mix. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cover the potato and refrigerate or several hours.
  3. Get two plates and put flour on one, breadcrumbs on the other.
  4. Whisk eggs in another bowl.
  5. Then, take about a tablespoon of mixture in your hands and form into a ball to form the croquettes.
  6. Roll it through the flour, shake off excess then dip into egg mixture and completely coat it and roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  7. Add enough peanut oil to large fry pan or use a deep fryer and heat it up.
  8. When the oil is ready, fry the croquettes for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Drain on paper towels before serving.


Recipes Hints and Tips:

  • Sweet Potato and Ham Croquettes is not suitable for freezing.

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