These little breaded cylinders of fried deliciousness are, basically, THE PERFECT FOOD.
I mean. JUST LOOK AT THEM!
There are several varieties! You can enjoy croquetas made with chicken...
...or go with classic ham croquetas! Just look at that ham a-sizzlin,' waiting to be a croquetica.
Either way, they MUST be fried to a beautiful golden-brown.
You can just eat ‘em on their own, by the plateful...
...in a “preparada,” with Cuban bread, roast pork, and ham…
...or, hell, put 'em on a pizza!
They're a classic party food!
They're an easy snack to eat on the go, too.
...ESPECIALLY with Cuban coffee or an ice-cold can of pineapple soda!
They even inspired a truly, uh, remarkable song and music video:
So go ahead and wear your love for croquetas loudly and proudly.
And share 'em with the ones you love.
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