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Friday, April 1, 2011

Tuna Croquettes/Patties

My grandmother made the best salmon croquettes in the world, with a buttery medium white sauce to go with them. And if the green peas were ready in the garden she would add some of those to the sauce. My my, I can taste them now.

Tuna works just as well with the only difference being a smoother consistency. No one will no the difference if you don't tell.

Tuna Croquettes/Patties
4 servings
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2 (6-ounce) cans tuna drained
2 large eggs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ginger teriyaki sauce (or 1 teaspoon soy sauce plus a pinch of ginger)
1/8 teaspoon round red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a medium bowl, combine the tuna, eggs, onion, bell pepper, flour, teriyaki sauce, red pepper and salt.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat until the oil bubbles when a little bit of the tuna mixture is tossed in. Drop the tuna mixture by soupspoonsful into the oil to make patties about 3 inches in diameter. Fry until browned on the bottom, for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and fry until browned on the other side, for 1 or 2 minutes more. Drain on paper towels. Continue until all the patties are cooked, adding more oil to the pan if necessary.

These make great sandwiches also.


  1. Honey loves tuna, I will have to try these for a weekend early dinner. thanks!

  2. I think I told you before I use tuna now that salmon has become so expensive. Thanks for the recipe, Bev. :)


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