So I've made these with salmon, mackerel, or tuna, and since the latter's the least expensive, that's how I do it recently - and they're pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
Serve with purple cabbage/apple slaw for a nice crunchy-tangy accompaniment.
For the tuna cakes you'll need:
- canned tuna (of course)
- beaten egg
- panko (or cornmeal)
- grated carrots
- finely diced onion
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
Saute your carrots, onion, and garlic in a little bit of oil and allow to cool a bit. In a big bowl, mix the tuna, enough flour to meld everything together, beaten egg, salt and pepper, and the sauteed veggies. If you're using cornmeal to coat these babies, just go ahead and shape your patties, then roll each one in cornmeal. Or if like me, you don't have any cornmeal on hand anymore but you do have panko, then just dip each patty in some beaten egg, then roll in panko and fry them all up in a pan with a thin layer of oil.
Or you can bake them if you're feeling healthy today.
But then, I'm breastfeeding and I need extra calories.
(That's my excuse, anyway.)
These are great with cornbread on the side (again, you'll need cornmeal for that, won't you), and little ketchup smiley faces on the croquettes don't hurt either. Wish I'd thought of that.