Super fun, insanely delicious, and an excellent snack and sides for any meal! These deep-fried ham and cheese squares look so fancy but are remarkably simple to make.
500g potatoes, peeled and chopped in half
2 tbsp chopped chives
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
12 slices gouda cheese
6 large slices ham
200g plain flour
250g fine breadcrumbs
4 eggs, whisked
Vegetable oil for frying
HOW TO MAKE HAM AND CHEESE SQUARES
To prepare the mashed potatoes:
Step 1: In a large pan, add the potatoes. Pour in cold water enough to cover the potatoes.
Step 2: Add dashes of salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cooking the potatoes until soft.
Step 3: When done, transfer the one at a time the potatoes to a ricer. Pushed each to form particles and add in the egg, parmesan, chives, salt, and pepper. Stir well until incorporated and set aside.
To prepare the cheese and ham:
Step 4: On a chopping board, lay the hams, top each with 2 slices of cheese. Do this for the rest of the ham and cheese, ending in the cheese layer.
Step 5: To keep everything together, press them down and cut the excess to make a large rectangle.
Step 6: Slice the large triangle into small squares making around 18 to 24 sizes depending on the size.
Step 7: Dust your hands with flour. And take a little scoop of mashed potato and make it into a ball. Flatten with your palm and add a ham and cheese square in the potato.
Step 8: Encase with the potato the ham and cheese square and transfer on a plate. Copy the same step for the rest of the ham and cheese squares. When done, place in the fridge to chill for at least 20 minutes.
Step 9: Add an inch of oil in a large frying pan. Gently heat. At the same, adjusting the heat of the oven to 160 degrees C.
Step 10: Get the squares from the fridge and prepare the bowls of flour, egg, and breadcrumbs.
Step 11: Dip each square in flour, then, in the egg, and breadcrumbs.
Step 12: At this time, the oil is already heated. Add the squares in the pan and fry on each side until golden brown.
Step 13: Then, transfer the fried squares onto a baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes until heated through.
Step 14: Allow cooling for at least 3 to 4 minutes before slicing.
Step 15: Serve and enjoy!
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