• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 croquettes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups ham or chicken, cooked and ground
  • Alessi Sea Salt
  • Alessi Black Pepper
  • Vigo Golden Toasted Bread Crumbs


Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pan. Mix in onion, flour and milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.

In a separate bowl, beat one egg with lemon juice, then add to flour mixture. Add ham or chicken, and season with salt and pepper. Pour into a shallow bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Shape into 3" footballs. Roll in flour, then dip into mixture of one egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water. Roll in bread crumbs. Deep-fry in vegetable in hot vegetable oil until golden brown.