Friday, March 20, 2009

Tuna Croquettes

From Alton Brown. My boyfriend.

  • 1 (7-ounce) pouch albacore tuna, drained well and shredded by hand
  • 2 green onions, chopped fine
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs, divided
  • Olive oil, for sauteing

Place the tuna, onions, mustard, eggs, lemon juice, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs into a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Divide the mixture into 8 rounds and set aside on a parchment lined half sheet pan. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Place the remaining bread crumbs into a pie plate. One at a time, coat each round in the panko on all sides.

Heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a 12-inch saute pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the croquettes and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack set over a half sheet pan lined with paper towels. Allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

I served this with oven fries, horseradish sauce and a lemon wedge. Definitely some good eats.

3 comments:

gwen1234 said...

Wait, tuna can come in a pouch? Please elaborate on this mystical product! Maybe this will help me solve my tuna-in-a-can problems!

Kelly said...

What? Where have you been? Tuna in a pouch is all the rage these days. I encourage you to check out the tuna aisle at your nearest megamart to get yourself some. So easy and delicious.

Melissa said...

I just made these with canned salmon and they're a big hit. Next time I'm going to have to double the recipe so we can have a few left over for lunch!