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4.8 from 15 votes

Cuban Style Gluten Free Croquetas

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 36
Calories: 57.45kcal


  • 16 ounces cooked ham ground
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs


  • 1 cup super fine gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 eggs beat


  • Melt butter in large saucepan.
  • Whisk in gluten free flour. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add milk, whisking as adding.
  • Add onion powder, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Cook milk mixture for 3 minutes or until thickened (it's a basic bechamel).
  • Add finely chopped ham.
  • Mix in 3/4 cup bread crumbs.
  • Stir together well.
  • Refigerate for one hour or place in freezer for 1/2 hour.
  • Place meat dough in a large Ziploc bag and cut whole in tip.
  • Pipe 3/4 inch tubes, cutting at desired lengths. (About 3 inches long.)
  • Dip in egg, then roll in bread crumb mixture.
  • Place on pan and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil in a pot (or pan with high sides) over medium heat.
  • Carefully drop gluten free croquettes into oil.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning half way through, until golden.


Using a ziplock to pipe croquettes is easier than rolling them by hand. Be sure to use super fine gluten free bread crumbs. I used precooked ham steaks and ground them with my food processor.


Calories: 57.45kcal