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Tuna Croquettes (Croquetas De Atun)

Make these simple & delicious Tuna Croquettes in less than 35 minutes! You can fry them in oil, baked them or cook them in air fryer. I got you covered!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 croquettes
Calories 150kcal
Author Ana Frias

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • Baking tray
  • Or Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 5 oz cans solid white albacore tuna in water or your preferred can of tuna
  • 1 large russet potato peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs or panko crumbs
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

If frying in pan:

  • 1 cup avocado, grapeseed or vegetable oil add more oil if needed

if baking or in air fryer

  • olive oil for coating tuna patties

Instructions

Make the croquettes

  • Place the potatoes in a small sauce pan and cover with water. Cook on medium-high heat until potatoes are cook through. Drain when they're cooked.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, add the egg in a shallow bowl and beat with a fork. In another bowl, add the bread crumbs and season with salt & pepper. Set both bowls aside.
  • Drain the tuna and place in a medium bowl . Add the cooked potatoes, salt & pepper.
  • Mix well and mash tuna & potatoes with a hand masher or a fork.
  • Form the tuna patties by squeezing them first then forming into patties. You can make them in any shape you want!
  • Pass thru the croquettes thru the egg mixture then coat with bread crumbs.

Cooking options:

  • IN FRYING PAN: Heat oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, fry the croquettes until golden browned on all sides. About 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve while warm.
  • IN OVEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the tuna patties on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spray or brush the top of the tuna patties with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning once, until golden browned on both sides.
  • IN AIR FRYER: Preheat, arrange the tuna patties on surface. Spray or brush the top of the tuna patties with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes, turning once, until golden browned on both sides.

Nutrition

Serving: 1croquette | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 126mg