Tuna Croquettes

Tuna Croquettes

Old fashioned Tuna Croquettes is a quick and easy recipe. A great idea for a comfort food meal in a hurry. While you can guess that the name Tuna Croquettes doesn't sing but a plate full of these (tuna as an improvisation of) "crab cakes" will be great with either the condiments and wines we have suggested.


  • mashed potato, well mashed or pureed  ·  1/2 cup 
  • Herbie's Fennel Pollen  ·  1/2 teaspoon 
  • sandwich tuna, drained  ·  1/3 cup 
  • capers, finely chopped  ·  10 
  • frying oil, rice bran or vegetable  ·  1/2 cup 
  • panko bread crumbs  ·  3 tablespoons 


Combine potato, tuna, fennel pollen and capers in a bowl.  

Put the breadcrumbs into a shallow bowl.  

Take portions of tuna mixture and make into thumb-sized sausages, and gently roll each one in breadcrumbs.   Heat enough oil to make a 1/2 cm depth in frying pan over high heat, and add croquettes.  

Keep the heat as high as possible without burning, and turn croquettes gently every couple of minutes until all sides are crisp and golden.  

Gently lift the croquettes onto paper towel to drain, and serve warm as a snack or entree.  

Use our condiments as dips to accent:  Smokey Onion Mustard, Balsamic, Garlic & Herb Jam, Spicy Chipotle Sauce and  Pipin' Hot Pepper Jam & Relish.  Each will work differently with a wine so this is a great evening if you have a few wines open to check them all out.

NOTE: Canned sandwich tuna contains more moisture than tuna pieces.  If you want a drier mixture that is easier to handle, use canned tuna pieces, flaked before mixing.  The result will hold together better, but will not be as succulent.