Pairings

Ham & Cheddar Cheese Croquettes

with Blonde American Lager

Recipes & Pairings

Ham & Cheddar Cheese Croquettes

Sides
Prep time
1
Cooking time
20 Mins
Serves
4-6

Ingredients

6 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered

8 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese

8 oz. ham, diced

1/8 teaspoon turmeric

3 tablespoons chives, finely sliced

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon onion salt

4 egg yolks

2 tablespoons melted butter

4 eggs

1 cup milk

2 cups flour

4 cups panko breadcrumbs

 

Horseradish aioli:

2 cups mayonnaise

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons horseradish

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons of salt

Prep time
1
Cooking time
20 Mins
Serves
4-6

Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold, salted water. Simmer for 20 minutes until tender. Drain potatoes and mash while they are still hot. Add mashed potatoes to a bowl and stir in cheese, ham, turmeric, chives, cayenne pepper, onion salt, egg yolks and melted butter.

Using a pastry bag, create cylinder shaped croquettes about 1 inch in diameter and 3 inches long. Place croquettes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for a few minutes. Pour flour onto a flat surface and roll each chilled croquette to coat. Next, whisk eggs and milk together in a small bowl and dip the croquettes into the mixture.

Pour panko breadcrumbs onto a plate and roll the egg washed croquettes to cover. Deep-fry all of the croquettes at 325°F for approximately 34 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Horseradish Aioli:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well and enjoy.

Goes perfectly with Guinness® Blonde American Lager