IMPORTANT: Cover logs with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two to three hours. (You may also freeze for later use, or use the freezer to quickly chill them.)
Sauté the croquetas in hot oil – about 350º F, a few at a time, three to four minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. You may also cook them in a deep fat fryer.
Variation: Chicken, Beef, Cod Fish, Clams, Blue Crab, Cheese
You can easily substitute an equal amount of COOKED chicken for the ham – white or dark meat, or a combination. Grind the cooked chicken in a food processor. Add a dash of fresh lime juice to the ground chicken. We also grind in a handful of chopped cilantro for a nice flavor twist. (Omit the parsley if you do so.) However, this is an option.
A popular way to serve croquetas is with a thin slice of cheese, a thin slice of ham, and crackers