Mexican Tuna Croquettes

Mexican Tuna Croquettes Recipe

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Hope Wasylenki


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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20 Min
5 Min
Pan Fry


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corn tortilla chips (abut half a bag - 7 oz)
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
zest and juice of 1/2 a lime
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground red pepper
2 - 4 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Mexican Tuna Croquettes


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

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About Mexican Tuna Croquettes

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

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