Croquetas Con Chorizo

Chorizo Croquetas

Spanish Croquetas, golden balls of crispy goodness, hold a cherished place in the world of gastronomy. An obtainable delicacy, they have earned their reputation as an irresistible treat throughout Spain. 

The beauty of croquetas lies in their simplicity. These little golden orbs encapsulate a world of creamy, flavorful delight in each bite, and they're surprisingly easy to make. The base of the croqueta, typically a smooth béchamel sauce, provides a canvas for a wide range of fillings and flavors, making them endlessly customizable. 

In the case of Chorizo Croquetas, the star of the show is Despaña Brand Chorizo. The spicy, smoky essence of this sausage infuses the creamy béchamel with a deep, satisfying taste. The importance of chorizo in this recipe cannot be overstated; it's what transforms these croquetas into a mouthwatering delicacy that's both comforting and exciting.

So, whether you're preparing these croquetas for a family gathering, a special occasion, or simply to enjoy as an appetizer, the addition of chorizo adds a tantalizing twist to this timeless favorite. In every bite, you'll experience the crisp exterior, creamy interior, and a burst of chorizo's bold flavor that makes these croquetas truly special!


  • 25g flour 
  • 25g butter
  • 300mL milk
  • 1 whole Despaña Traditional Chorizo, minced
  • 100g bread crumbs
  • 1 whole egg
  • 100g flour
  • Olive Oil (for frying)


1. Begin by mincing the chorizo, ensuring it's finely chopped.

2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

3. Add the minced chorizo to the pan and sauté it until it releases its smoky flavors.

4. Gradually add the flour and toast it, creating a roux with the chorizo and butter.

5. While stirring, slowly pour in the milk to create a smooth, creamy mixture. Continue to cook until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan.

6. Transfer the dough to a glass Tupperware container, cover it with plastic film directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming, and place it in the fridge. Allow the dough to cool completely.

7. Once the dough has cooled and firmed up, shape it into small balls.

8. Prepare three shallow bowls for coating the croquetas: one with flour, one with whisked egg, and one with bread crumbs. Roll each croqueta in this order: flour, egg, and bread crumbs, ensuring they are evenly coated.

9. In a deep pan or deep fryer, heat the olive oil over high heat. Make sure there's enough oil to submerge the croquetas.

10. Carefully fry the croquetas in the hot oil until they turn a beautiful golden brown. This should take just a few minutes. Be cautious while handling hot oil.

11. Remove the croquetas from the oil and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.

12. Serve these delightful Chorizo Croquetas as a delicious appetizer or snack.

Buen Provecho!

DESPAÑA Traditional Chorizo

Regular price$12.25

Chorizo is not only one of Despaña’s best-selling products, but it's our very own brand made here in New York City, and how we got our start! From our humble beginnings in 1971, Despaña started as a chorizo-meat manufacturing facility. Our cooking chorizo is perfect for any recipe calling for sausage. 

This chorizo is unlike any other on the market. Using imported Pimentón de la Vera spice right from Spain, mixed with pork sourced here in the USA, Despaña Brand Traditional Chorizo is a beautiful medley of cultures. It's slightly spicy with deliciously smoky hints.

DESPAÑA Traditional Chorizo
DESPAÑA Traditional Chorizo
DESPAÑA Traditional Chorizo
DESPAÑA Traditional Chorizo
DESPAÑA Traditional Chorizo
Wine Pairing 🍷

Take your croqueta experience to the next level. We are pairing this great snack with a single parcel, maritime red wine that's earthy, crunch, and spicy with good acidity. A superb match!

Enjoy your croquetas!

The perfect snacking recipe for a weeknight in or a special weekend gathering with friends!