I lost count on how many times I have come home from work and had nothing to eat. Sound familiar?
I love cooking, but coming home after work I don’t really fancy spending even an hour cooking from scratch just to have something nice to eat, especially when my fridge looks like it has been raided.
So once a month a make these delicious Baked Tuna Croquettes that are ultra easy to make, inexpensive healthy and delicious.
What I love about this croquette recipe is that I can freeze it, so whenever I come home starving I can put come croquettes on a tray and bake, without spending hours cooking dinner.
Of course croquettes can be done with anything, but I particularly like these because of the combination of tuna and dill, not an obvious combination though.
I make them for lunch, dinner or as an appetiser, the latter of course slightly smaller in size.
PREFER TO FRY
If you prefer to fry the croquettes instead of baking, its best to pass them first through flour, then through egg and finally through the breadcrumbs.
WANT TO FREEZE THEM
I like to put them in small Tupperware portioned out into 2 or 3 croquettes per container so they don’t get squashed in the freezer.
If I’m baking them I put directly from frozen into the preheated oven, but if I want to fry them I let them defrost first.
FOR A GLUTEN FREE OPTION
If you’re gluten free like me, I swap the breadcrumbs for polenta, quinoa flakes or pre bought gluten free crumbs.
And they come exactly the same as the non gluten free version. Actually I think making them with polenta makes them even crispier!
PRINT THE RECIPE
- 500 gr of mash potatoes
- 2 Tbs of parsley
- 2 Tbsp of chives
- 1 Tbsp of dill
- 220 gr of tuna
- 2 Garlic cloves
- 1.5 Tsp salt
- 1/2 Tsp black pepper
- 1/4 green pepper
- 1/4 red pepper
- 1/2 onion
- Vegetable oil
- 2 free range eggs
In a pan sweat the onions, garlic and peppers until soft (approx 10 minutes)
When the vegetables are soft add the tuna and leave to cook for 10 to 15 minutes and leave to cool
In a bowl add the mash potato, chive, parsley, dill and the cooled tuna
Season with salt and black pepper and mix well, first with a wooden spoon and then with your hands as if kneading
When the mix is well combined start to make the croquettes shaping as your preference
Pass each croquette through the beaten eggs and then through the breadcrumbs
Place in a well buttered baking tray
When all the mix has been used, place the tray in a preheated oven at 220 degrees C for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
For frying: pass the croquette through flour first, then egg and then breadcrumbs.
These croquettes can be frozen before baking or frying. Defrost before frying or bake from frozen.
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