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Ham and Rice Croquettes

Makes8 croquettes
  • Active time:20 min
  • Start to finish:20 min
April 2009
This classic dish—similar to Italian arancini—is easy to make, yet attractive enough to serve at a party. View more of our favorite recipes from this issue.
  • 2 cups cooked white rice, cooled
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped cooked ham (about 1/4 lb)
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • About 3 cups vegetable oil
  • equipment: a deep-fat thermometer

  • Stir together rice, ham, cheese, 1 egg, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Put remaining egg (lightly beaten) and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls.
  • Heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches oil to 350°F in a 10-inch skillet over high heat. Meanwhile, dampen your hands and form 1/4-cup amounts of rice mixture into 2 1/2-inch cakes. Lightly coat with egg, then with bread crumbs. Fry croquettes in 2 batches, turning once or twice, until golden-brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch.
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