Social Pantry shares their ham hock croquettes canapé recipe. These little balls of amazingness are not just very on-trend at the moment they’re also delicious too. They will take some preparation and planning but are definitely worth it.
- 1 large carrot diced
- 1 white onion diced
- 2 celery stalks
- 3 bay leaves
- 12 peppercorns
- 1 large ham hock (soaked overnight)
- 1 clove of garlic crushed
- 11g shallots chopped
- Handful of chopped parsley
- 100g grated mature cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
- ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
- 40g plain flour
- 200g breadcrumbs
- 2 beaten eggs
Soak the ham hock in a bowl of water overnight in the fridge.
Remove ham hock and place into a large saucepan with the vegetables, peppercorns and bay leaves.
Slowly bring to the boil skimming away any froth. Simmer till tender – approximately 2-3 hours and then leave to cool.
When cold gently take off the skin and any fatty bits, then with your fingers pick the ham and pulse in a food processor until blitzed.
Add garlic, shallots, mustard, parsley, grated cheddar and cracked black pepper and blend until mix binds together.
Mould into approximately 8 inch cylinder rolls and roll into cling film.
Chill for 2 hours and then cut evenly into small croquettes.
Pass through flour, eggs and bread crumbs.
Deep fry until golden at 170 degrees.
Drain on paper towel
Serve on a skewer and place in a wooden canape display holder.
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