Mexican Tuna Croquettes Recipe

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Mexican Tuna Croquettes

Hope Wasylenki

By
@MizWasy

I'm not a tuna fan and I really hate canned salmon, but we all need to eat more fish for health. I like crabcakes and Granny used to make salmon cakes (ick) so I figured I could make tuna cakes that don't have a tuna-fish taste. I think these fit the bill.

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Serves:

4-5

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

corn tortilla chips (abut half a bag - 7 oz)
2
cans or pouches white albacore tuna, drained and flaked
1/2 - 3/4 c
salsa or picante sauce
1 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, minced
1 clove
garlic, finely minced
2
eggs
zest and juice of 1/2 a lime
1 1/2 tsp
cumin
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ground red pepper
2 - 4 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whiz corn tortilla chips in a food processor until finely ground (almost flour-like) - you need about 1 1/2 cups.
2
In a large bowl, mix tuna, salsa, cilantro, garlic, and eggs together.
3
Blend seasonings and ground corn chips together and mix about 1/3 mixture into tuna mixture. Reserve remaining crumbs for the coating.
4
Let stand for about 10 minutes for flavors to mingle and crumbs to absorb some of the moisture.
5
Form into 8-10 balls, coat in remaining tortilla crumbs and set aside. (The tuna balls are easier to work with.)
6
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place balls into skillet, and flatten into patties. Fry each patty about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
7
Garnish with salsa, sour cream, sliced black olives and cilantro

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #croquettes