French Meat Croquettes

Very easy French meatballs with a rounded and delicious taste. Perfect also as aperitif or finger food in any occasion…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 2 cups ground beef
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt & black pepper


  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients, except the eggs: meat (finely minced), ham, 2/3 of the breadcrumbs, onions (grated), celery (diced), green peppers (diced) and paprika powder
  • Season with salt, black pepper, parsley (finely chopped) and some lemon juice
  • Shape the meat into small balls with your hands
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl or dish and dip the croquettes in the beaten eggs, before dusting with the remaining breadcrumbs
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the meatballs until well browned on all sides

Best Served With

Cheese sauce or your favorite sauce