Food Fashion and Flow: Tuna Croquettes   

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuna Croquettes

As much of a foodie as I am, I have to balance indulgent eating with healthy choices. Growing up I had my share of salmon croquettes with grits and biscuits. I still love all kinds of croquettes, but I have discovered a healthier way of cooking them.

I decided to try a paleo inspired recipe using tuna instead of salmon and the result is pretty delicious and very healthy and great if you are watching your carbs. These tuna croquettes can be pan fried or baked in a hot oven until crispy. There are no bread crumbs in this recipe, so they are completely low carb and gluten free, but full of great flavor. These also freeze well and make a quick meal if you add vegetable. I often pack them as snacks, but they make a great dinner with paired with a big green salad.

Start with canned tuna.You can also used canned salmon if you don't have tuna
a hint of lemon and a blend of spices adds perfect flavor


3 small cans of tuna (5 oz)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Olive Oil or your favorite cooking oil 


Mix tuna, eggs and fresh lemon juice until well combined. Add the onion, parsley mustard and spices.When mixture is well mixed. Shape into patties. (this will make approximately 10)

Heat oil until hot and pan fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. If you prefer to bake the croquettes, oil a baking sheet and preheat oven to 425. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Bon Appetit!


We Are Not Martha said...

I would definitely be a fan of these!! Such a great summer party appetizer, too :)


Liz Lizo said...

Yum, those look delicious!

- Liz

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