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Gluten free ham, herb and cheese wonders nuggets.

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snacks, Starter
Cuisine Gluten free, International
Servings 20 pieces


  • 50 grams Butter at room temperature
  • 150 grams Buckwheat flour for cooking
  • 350 fl oz Almond Milk can be substituted with any nut milk, whole milk or semi-skimmed milk
  • 100 grams Chicken stock can be substituted with 100g milk
  • 80 grams Serrano ham chopped
  • 60 grams Manchego cheese grated
  • 60 grams Cheddar cheese grated
  • 15 grams Mixed herbs roughly chopped. (we used fresh parsley, oregano, and basil)

Breadcrumbs Mix

  • 100 grams Gluten free whole grain bread or bought bread crumbs
  • 10 grams Flax seeds
  • 15 grams Gluten free oats

Breadcrumb coating

  • 80 grams Buckwheat flour
  • 2 meduim Eggs lightly beaten


  • Melt the butter in a large pan. Add in 150g of the flour. With a fork, stir well and thoroughly incorporated into a thick paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the paste smells nutty. Slowly pour in the stock and milk, continuously whisking, to form another thick paste. Stir in the cheese, then the ham and incorporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Allow to chill Scrape the croquette mix into a bowl and set aside in the fridge. Chill for 2-3 hours before creating the croquette logs.
  • Breadcrumbs mix and coating If using bread, break into small pieces. In a blender add in the bread, flax seeds, and oats. Pluses until you have a fine breadcrumb. Empty the breadcrumbs into a shallow plate or bowl.
  • Get ready You will need 2 more shallow plates or bowls. In 1, add the eggs. In another add the 80g of remaining buckwheat flour. You will now have 3 dipping plates, 1 x flour 1 x eggs, 1x breadcrumbs.
  • Here is an excellent opportunity to get your children involved. Your hands will get sticky so have a bowl or water at the side and some clean paper towels. Remove the chilled mix from the fridge. Take a heaped table spoon of mixture (about 25g) Shape into a small log. Dip and roll the croquet log in the flour. With the other hand, dip it into the egg. Passing hands again, coat it in the breadcrumbs. Place each croquet onto a baking tray. Repeat this process until the mixture is finished. Place the baking tray into a freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
  • At this point, you can freeze the croquettes or bake and enjoy them. If freezing, keep on the baking tray until frozen Transfer to freezer bags and keep for up to 3 months.
  • If cooking, preheat your oven to 200°C / 392°F (Fan) 220°C / 428°F (Conventional) Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden-brown


The croquettes will have a lovely, crunchy yet gooey centre.