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Tuna Croquettes

8:42 AMM Khan

Mom makes tuna croquettes, which she calls tuna kabobs. My aunt also makes a version of tuna kabobs, with lemon grass. And my sister-in-law makes the moist, yet crispy tuna kabobs. Pretty much everyone in my family makes tuna kabobs. So of course I must make tuna kabobs. Geez how many times did I write tuna kabobs.

Anyways, tuna kabobs (last time I promise) are not even kabobs! If you are thinking of a tuna steak marinated and then grilled, well clearly you never had our tuna k*^@$ (I've refrained from writing it). This recipe is a mesh between kababs and croquettes.
So it starts with canned tuna. Wait don't let canned tuna deter you! It's good, I promise! A crunchy tuna croquette adorned with fresh herbs, spices and hint of lemon zest. You can deep fry or bake.   I vow to always bake, over frying. Unless, I really need to fry in which case I'll fry.



 
TUNA CROQUETTES

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Crunchy tuna croquettes are adorned with fresh herbs, spices and a hint of lemon zest!  
Prep Time: 20 minutes      Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 3 cans of 5oz. Tuna (unsalted)
  • 2 potatoes (peeled, boiled and cubed)
  • 1 Onion (finely diced)
  • Cilantro (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Paprika powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup of Lemon Juice
  • Lemon Zest
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Flour
  • 1 cup of Panko Crumbs
  • Cooking Spray
Directions:


1: Preheat oven to 350°F.  Thoroughly drain the tuna cans and place the tuna in a large bowl. Fluff the tuna with a fork.
 
2: Add boiled potatoes, diced onions, paprika powder, coriander powder, chopped cilantro, lemon juice, lemon zest, two eggs to the drained tuna. Mix all the ingredients evenly.

*Taste the mixture and salt accordingly before adding the eggs.
*Avoid over-mixing as it makes the croquettes more dense.

4: In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg. Dip the balls into flour, then egg and finally panko crumbs.
*I always like to do each action in batches, that way I'm not dipping my hands into the wet eggs and then into the dry ingredients.


5: Arrange the croquettes on a baking sheet, spray with some cooking oil, and bake for 45-60 minutes.

Watch them disappear at your next dinner party!









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2 comments

  1. What do you do with the tuna? When do you add it in?

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    1. PK thank you for your comment. I made slight revision to the directions to make it more comprehensible.

      After thoroughly draining the tuna cans, fluff the tuna with a fork and place it in a large bowl. Add boiled potatoes, diced onions, paprika powder, coriander powder, chopped cilantro, lemon juice, lemon zest, two eggs to the drained tuna. Mix all the ingredients evenly.

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