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Albacore Tuna Croquettes

Course Appetizer, Fish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Keyword albacore tuna, appetizer, fish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 283 kcal


  • 2 potatoes 2 medium-size potatoes
  • 25 ounces albacore tuna 25 ounces albacore tuna, drained
  • cup parmesan cheese ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • cup breadcrumbs ⅔ cup breadcrumbs + extra for breading the croquettes
  • oil for frying oil for frying


  1. In a large pot place the 2 potatoes, skin on, and cover with water. Place over high heat and boil until pierced with the knife you feel no resistance and the potatoes are done. Remove, drain and when ready to handle, remove the skin and place the potatoes thru a ricer and place into a bowl.

  2. Add the tuna, olive oil, cheese, parsley, eggs, salt to taste, and mix well. Add a handful of the breadcrumbs at the time and incorporate well until you will be able to work it with your hands easily.

  3. In a plate or bowl add breadcrumbs. With an ice cream scooper grab some of the potatoes mixtures and drop in your hands and form a perfect ball. Roll in the breadcrumbs and set aside until all the potatoes tuna mixture is done.

  4. In a large skillet over high heat warm the frying oil. Fry the croquettes moving them to evenly fry them.

    On a cutting board, place paper towels to cover the wood, add a cooling rack over it and once the croquettes are done place them over the cookie sheet.


  6. Preheat oven at 375F. Cover the bottom of a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place the croquettes. Slightly flatten them to better cook.

    Sprinkle some olive oil over them and bake for 30 minutes, turning them once halfway thru.

Nutrition Facts
Albacore Tuna Croquettes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 146IU3%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.