Skip To Content

    All Hail The Mighty Croqueta, King Of Snacks

    I'll take 1,002 croquetas, if you please.

    These little breaded cylinders of fried deliciousness are, basically, THE PERFECT FOOD.

    Instagram: @coulantroux

    ^^^^^^^^ Look at those beauties. ^^^^^^^^

    I mean. JUST LOOK AT THEM!

    Víctor Muñoz / youtube.com

    *Homer Simpson gurgle*

    There are several varieties! You can enjoy croquetas made with chicken...

    instagram.com

    💕🐔

    ...or go with classic ham croquetas! Just look at that ham a-sizzlin,' waiting to be a croquetica.

    Cocina con Carmen / youtube.com

    If only all ham could be so lucky! Some people like croquetas made with tuna or cod or, gosh, even vegan versions, if that's your thing.

    Either way, they MUST be fried to a beautiful golden-brown.

    Alberto Chicote / youtube.com

    Here's a video recipe in Spanish if you'd like to make them at home!

    You can just eat ‘em on their own, by the plateful...

    Instagram: @partybasics

    Or platterful, even.

    ...in a “preparada,” with Cuban bread, roast pork, and ham…

    Instagram: @marilali28

    No other sandwich can compete. Sorry, other sandwiches. Y'all tried!

    ...or, hell, put 'em on a pizza!

    Instagram: @hipthrustsandhighheels

    We get only one life, boo boo. Let's make it the best possible.

    They're a classic party food!

    Andrew Giambarba / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: ioamiami

    So serve them next time you have friends over. Make sure you have other favorites like papa rellena and a variety of pastelitos around, too. #ProTip from me to you.

    They're an easy snack to eat on the go, too.

    Recetas Monsieur Cuisine / youtube.com

    Highly portable little nuggets of goodness.

    ...ESPECIALLY with Cuban coffee or an ice-cold can of pineapple soda!

    Instagram: @yany_luv

    Welcome to your next snack break.

    They even inspired a truly, uh, remarkable song and music video:

    DerickCrazyDaze's channel / youtube.com

    Just watch. While eating croquetas in a bathing suit, obviously.

    So go ahead and wear your love for croquetas loudly and proudly.

    And share 'em with the ones you love.

    instagram.com

    😘 (Like me. Share them with me.)

    Want more stuff for and by Latinos? We thought so! Check out Pero Like, our spot for the best in news, culture, entertainment, and abuelita-isms. Click here to like our Facebook page! Look around, make yourself at home, ponte un suéter.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form