Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is my mother-in-law's recipe for croquettes. Whenever I make these, my husband can't get enough of them! They can be made with whatever you have on hand, tuna, ham, fish, chicken, or vegetables, spinach, carrots, zucchini--anything you can find in the pantry basically!
- 1 (14 ounce) can salmon, drained
- 1 medium onion (grated or whirred in the food processor)
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder, to taste (about)
- 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (about)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter
- sunflower oil (for frying)
- In a large frypan, heat butter over medium high heat, and sauté onion and garlic powder.
- Add salmon, season with salt and pepper (you may wish to add dill) and heat through.
- Add flour and stir well.
- Add milk gradually stirring constantly until mixture thickens and forms a ball.
- Remove mixture to plate and allow to cool completely (this may be done the day before, and the mixture placed in the refrigerator--it's easier to work with this way).
- Form into oval shaped croquettes, dip in egg and dredge in bread crumbs.
- Deep fry in hot oil, and drain on paper towels.
- This recipe can be made with practically anything, fish, chicken, ham, vegetables (spinach is lovely).
These are absolutely delicious. I was skeptical that they would hold together after adding that much milk, but they did. Thanks for the recipe - this is one I will add to my repertoire.
These croquettes were just delicious. Your directions were clear and easy to follow. They fried to a delicate crispness. We dipped them in seafood sauce and had a wonderful meal. Thanks canarygirl.
I do use about 1 cup of salmon...or 2 cans of tuna when I use tuna. I wonder why they didn't hold together? If ever that happens again, you could add extra flour to try to thicken it up a bit.