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.
yummy, sound like my mom's tuna patties (which is what she calls them).
The tuna croquettes sound super yummy and I love the pretty color of that cabbage slaw!
I love these!! And the slaw sounds tasty too!
I have fond memories of the "salmon patties" my mom used to make. They were much like your croquettes. I still love them when I need a quick healthy dinner and don't have much on hand!
K and S - I love nostalgic food, don't you! Were your mom's tuna patties any different than these?
5 Star Foodie - The croquettes and slaw went so well together! I usually make just regular slaw, but I've seen the light with the purple stuff.
Reeni - I LOVE this slaw and can't wait to make it again!
Lo - How did your mom make the salmon patties? I love everybody's moms' food ideas!
Oh yum! Squirrel will LOVE these!
Fuji Mama - Matthew actually ate these, so I'd say they're toddler tested and approved! :)
We loooove croquettes. We are going to have to make these while my sister and her fam. (husband, kids, in-laws - the whole gang) are visiting this week. Too tasty not to share. Thanks.
WORC - The whole family loves these and I bet yours will, too! Let me know how they turn out.
The tuna croquettes sound delicious and I'll have to try these after lent.
Ivy, let me know how you like them! :)
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