Incredible homemade croquettes recipe

Croquettes are a delicious starter or appetizer that we can eat non-stop, due to their variety of flavors, they are also easy to prepare, inexpensive and everyone loves it.

In this article, we are going to know the croquettes recipe, what croquettes are made of, how to prepare them and what you can accompany them with.

Go ahead and try them and make homemade croquettes yourself for your family gatherings and with friends. You will surely be an excellent host.

A little history of croquettes

The croquettes have their origin in France, but they are also widely consumed in Spain, Sicily and the Netherlands.

Apparently the original recipe for the croquettes was a crunchy dough that covered the bechamel sauce, although they are still very popular, nowadays each country has adapted the recipe and changed the ingredients.

What are croquettes made of?

Croquettes can be made from almost anything, that is, you can use meats: chicken, meat, tuna, fish, etc., vegetables and even fruits.

With the above, we respond in a very general way to the question: what ingredients are in the croquettes, but don’t worry, we won’t be so Olympic to just leave them like that.

The croquettes can be made of flour or potatoes or potatoes with the filling you want, ham croquettes, shredded chicken, meat, tuna, fish, you can add cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, parsley, coriander, pineapple in syrup and rather what you can think of.

Plain Flour - McDougalls

Plain Flour – Mcdougalls 1.1Kg

Mozzarella cheese Block - Fiorello

 Mozzarella cheese Block – Fiorello 2.5kg

Homemade croquettes recipe

We are going to explain how to make three types of homemade croquettes so that you are encouraged to prepare them at your family gatherings or any day at home that you feel inspired to cook.

Brazilian croquettes or chicken coxinhas

In Brazil croquettes are called coxinhas and they are a food that you normally get in the streets and the most traditional is the chicken coxinha.


1 breast, shredded or the equivalent of two cups

2 cups of chicken broth

2 cups of flour previously sifted

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 egg onion, chopped

chopped fresh parsley

1 small jar of cream cheese



  1. In a large pot, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the flour little by little, stirring constantly until it forms a dough. Let cool
  2. In a frying pan put oil to heat and add the egg onion and red pepper until they are cooked. Add the chicken, chopped parsley, and cream cheese and mix well.
  3. With your hands or on a flat and floured surface, make discs of 20 cm in diameter. Smear a little oil on your hands and take the disk and put the filling prepared at point 2, close the croquette with your hands and give it a tear shape.
  4. You spread your hands again but this time with beaten egg and then pass the croquette through breadcrumbs until it is completely covered.
  5. If you want, you can freeze the croquettes on a tray and you can consume them later. If not, heat the oil well and fry three or four croquettes until they are crisp and golden.

The croquettes and salsa go very well. You can accompany the croquettes with cheese sauce, hot sauce, honey mustard or whatever you like the most.

Coxinha de Pollo - Okka

Coxinha De Pollo – Okka

Ham croquette

Now we are going to teach you how to cook ham croquettes and first you must make a delicious bechamel sauce for croquettes, which makes the difference between one croquette and another.

Ingredients for the croquettes:

250 grams of ham

Ingredients of the bechamel sauce:

500 ml whole milk

50 grams of flour


onion (optional)

40 grams of butter or sunflower oil

salt and pepper to taste

Bechamel sauce preparation:

  1. We heat the milk but do not boil and reserve.
  2. Chop the onion and put it in a pan or pot with sunflower oil or butter and fry a little.
  3. Add the flour and stir constantly until the flour browns a little.
  4. Add the milk completely and continue stirring constantly until the béchamel sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Add the ham to the previous preparation and stir everything very well.
  6. Pour the preparation into a container until cool to begin to assemble the croquettes

Croquettes preparation:

  1. In a container put two eggs and mix them and in another container put breadcrumbs.
  2. With the help of two spoons, begin to assemble the elongated oval croquettes and pass them through breadcrumbs, beaten egg and again with breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat oil and when it is hot, add the croquettes so that they are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside and also absorb little oil. When they are golden brown, you are ready to serve and enjoy them!

Sliced Serrano Loin Reserve - Bedul

Sliced Serrano loin reserve – Bedul 100g

Another croquettes recipe: tuna croquettes

We are going to prepare this recipe without using bechamel, instead of it, and to give the croquettes consistency we will use potatoes or potatoes.

Tuna Chunks in sunflower oil - Princes

Tuna Chunks in sunflower oil – Princes 145g


3 or 4 potatoes

120 g cream cheese

3 cans of tuna (80 g)

Salt, black pepper

2 eggs

bread crumbs

Extra virgin olive oil



Cook the potatoes and as soon as they are cold, marinate with the help of a fork. Add the tuna and cream cheese, salt and pepper to taste and stir until all the ingredients are well integrated.

We shape each croquette with the help of two spoons or if you prefer you can do it by hand

The croquettes are passed through breadcrumbs, beaten egg and breadcrumbs again.

They are fried in plenty of hot oil until golden brown and your croquettes are ready!

As you may have noticed, the preparation of the croquettes is really simple, you can use the ingredients that you have at home because the base is the same or potatoes, or flour or béchamel, what changes are the ingredients so that they are to your liking .

We hope you are encouraged to make the three varieties of croquettes that we present to you and others that arise from your imagination!

If you want to see other delicious, simple and delicious preparations that you can make at home, we invite you to visit all the articles on our blog.

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