Milanese Croquettes

Milanese Croquettes

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Servings: 6
Calories: 423


  • 6 medium potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 oz butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 8 floz hot milk
  • 3 medium eggs separated
  • 4 oz cooked lean ham cut into pieces
  • 4 oz cheese grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toasted breadcrumbs to coat
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Boil the potatoes in their skins until just tender.
  • Melt the butter in a deep pan, add the flour and stir to a paste over the heat, then cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and gradually add the hot milk.
  • Return to the heat and bring to the boil, cooking until the sauce has thickened.
  • Remove from the heat, add the egg yolks, ham, cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Put the potatoes through a sieve or mouli, then beat into the sauce and leave until quite cold.
  • Shape the mixture into egg sized balls.
  • Whip the egg white lightly, roll the croquettes in the egg white, then the toasted breacrumbs.
  • Heat the oil until a blue haze can be seen then carefully drop the croquettes into the oil and cook until golden brown.
  • Remove and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Keep hot until all have been cooked. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Calories: 423 kcal
Carbohydrates: 42 g
Protein: 18 g
Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 138 mg
Sodium: 471 mg
Potassium: 1062 mg
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 669 IU
Vitamin C: 43 mg
Calcium: 224 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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