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These healthy croquettes made with pumpkin are ideal snack for any occasion. Serve them as as a snack to your family and friends. They are also great as a picnik meal. Children will also love them, as they are tasty.
They are soft from the inside with crispy exterior, packed with healthy ingredients (pumpkin, mozzarella, ham and semolina) and so easy to make.
Serve with mayonnaise, tomato chutney or your favourite dip.
Making these baked croquettes is pretty simple. The base is pumpkin purée made by roasting the pumpkin in the oven. We'll be using hokkaido pumpkin, which we love for its nutty taste and amazing orange colour. Swap hokkaido pumpkin for any other pumpkin you have on hand (sugar pumpkin, kabocha squash, butternut squash).
Cut the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and roast in the oven for 20 minutes and you have creamy base for your croquettes.
Once you scoop out the pumpkin flash and cool it down, add the rest of the ingredients: EGG, SEMOLINA, GREEK YOGURT, SEASONING (salt and pepper and coriander). In the end add HAM cutted into smaller pieces and FRESH MOZZARELLA, also cutting into very small pieces.
For the breading we'll be using only beaten egg (with a few tablespoons of water or milk) and FINE BREADCRUMBS.
Roll a spoonful of the mixture into balls then dip into beaten egg and roll into breadcrumbs. Now, arrange balls on the baking sheet (lined with baking paper) and oil generously each ball with olive oil. This will moist the croquettes and give them nice brown colour once baked.
These croquettes are ideal for nibbling in any occasion. Serve with your favourite sauce or dip.
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