Tasty tuna croquettes

Enjoy these tasty treats as a lunchbox snack or for tapas with friends. It doesn't matter who they're for, any tuna lover will adore these croquettes.

  • 1 hr preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 20
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Tasty tuna croquettes
  • 1 kilogram desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped coarsely
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 20 gram butter
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 185 gram can tuna in oil, drained, flaked
  • 4 green onions (green shallots), sliced finely
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour, extra
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 2 cup (200g) panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • lemon wedges, to serve


Tasty tuna croquettes
  • 1
    Boil, steam or microwave potato until tender; drain. Mash potato in a large bowl with the egg yolks, butter, flour and cheese. Stir in tuna and green onions. Cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Using floured hands, shape heaped tablespoons of the potato mixture into croquettes, dust with extra flour; shake away excess. Dip croquettes, one at a time, in combined eggs and milk, then in breadcrumbs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Heat the oil in a large saucepan; deep-fry the croquettes, in batches, until browned lightly. Drain the croquettes on absorbent paper. Serve with lemon wedges.
  • 4
    Not suitable to freeze. Potato suitable to microwave.

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