Spanish Croquetas

Spanish Croquetas are known throughout Spain for their easiness and deliciousness. Not only are the crunchy and make a great snack, but can be served virtually at any time. Although they do take a minute to make, they will be the best snack you have ever made for your friends and family. Nevertheless, let's get to our directions! 

Servings: 24 Croquetas

Keywords: Croquetas, Tapas, Snack, Finger good, finger food

  • Prep Time: 4 hours 0 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 mins





  1. Melt butter and warm the oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat
  2. Add diced onions and sauté for a few minutes until starts to color. Add a pinch of salt and nutmeg. Add diced prosciutto and sauté for 30 second more
  3. Add flour and stir consistently until it starts to brown. When flour changes color add milk little by little incorporating it into the dough. Should take around 15-20 minutes.
  4. Let dough rest till room temperature and then butter the insides of a bowl and insert dough and cover with plastic wrap for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
  5. To make the ham croquet shape them into logs and then pass them through the breading process of flour, egg, and bread crumbs.
  6. Fry them in hot oil and turn them so they are evenly brown. It should take around 45 seconds each side. Let sit and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 24 Croquetas

Amount Per Serving
Calories 142
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 5g
Sodium 160mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


1. If you can try to leave them in the fridge for at least overnight, but 4 hours also works when you are in a hurry.

2. When frying make sure to open all your windows because after awhile, even with the fan on it gets very smoky.