9Ingredients
45Calories
70Minutes

Croquettes typically feature a meat or mashed potato filling mixed with bechamel sauce, covered in breadcrumbs, and then fried until crisp and golden. This recipe for Tuna Croquettes features a creamy tuna filling that is seasoned with nutmeg and then covered in a breadcrumb mixture and fried in oil until golden, true to traditional croquette form. Refrigerate the tuna filling mixture before shaping and covering in breadcrumbs to ensure the croquettes hold their shape when frying.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil (plus more for frying)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 tablespoons pastry flour
  • 1 liter milk (divided)
  • 200 grams fish (tuna, packed in oil, drained)
  • 3 pinches ground nutmeg
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons of oil and butter together.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour and mix well with the fats. Toast the flour a bit to remove its raw flavor. Flatten any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon,
  3. After 5 minutes, add 500 milliliters milk and stir well to remove any lumps. Once the mixture is smooth, add the rest of the milk and do the same.
  4. Stir in the tuna fish and continue to heat until the milk has thickened and starts to pull away from the edges. Season with nutmeg and salt to taste.
  5. Pour the mixture into a container, cover with plastic wrap touching the top of the mixture so no skin forms, and refrigerate until firm.
  6. Scoop out sections of the cooled mixture with 2 spoons. Coat them in beaten egg, then in breadcrumbs, and then fry in oil until golden.
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NutritionView more

45Calories
Sodium2%DV55mg
Fat4%DV2.5g
Protein6%DV3g
Carbs1%DV3g
Fiber0%DV0g

PER SERVING *

Calories45Calories from Fat20
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat2.5g4%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol10mg3%
Sodium55mg2%
Potassium75mg2%
Protein3g6%
Calories from Fat20
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate3g1%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Elaine M. 27 May 2015
This made a puffy, delicious snack or appetizer. The fish flavor is not overpowering, and the croquettes are delicious. This recipe is not as quick as others because of refrigerating the mixture overnight, but the wait is worth it.