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How to Use Leftover Ham to Make Cuban Croquetas

 Will you be serving ham this weekend? What will you do with the inevitable leftover ham? Yes, ham sandwiches are always satisfying, but in this house we love to make croquetas de jamón, ham croquettes. 

Croquetas are a common finger food with latins in South Florida. You find trays of croquetas at every birthday party and event. They sell for between 50¢ – $1.00 a piece at bakeries and grocery stores. But, families often forget how easy making croquetas can be. Leftover ham is common no matter where you live. With just two thick slices of leftover ham you can make this Cuban finger food in no time! 

  How to Use Leftover Ham to Make Cuban Croquetas

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Isabella had her assembly line set up as she rolled, dipped and breaded each croqueta!

This is a great recipe to do with the kids. My little chef Isabella, age 6 1/2, loves pulsing on the food processor (to grind the ham) and rolling, dipping and breading the croquetas. The most difficult part was the waiting for the “dough” to chill or return to return to room temperature! Croquetas also freeze well! 

The next time you have some leftover ham try make cuban croquetas! They are easy and tasty! Be sure to bookmark or print out this recipe!

This post was made through my role as a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. Coupons were provided to purchase item for recipe. All opinions and experiences are my own!

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