These chunky, tilapia Fish Croquettes are light and healthy.
Croquettes are a favorite all over the world, East and West. In India they are called aloo tikki, a popular northern dish served as a side, snack, or sold as street food by roadside vendors. The Japanese have their korokke, which is coated in panko before frying, giving it a super crunchy texture and served with tonkatsu sauce. Croquetas in Spain are served as tapas, a light lunch or as a side at dinner. In the United States our most famous croquettes are restaurant- or boardwalk-style crab cakes. These styles are mainly associated with Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area. However, crab cakes’ popularity expands way beyond the mid-Atlantic region and you’ll find them where the crabbing industry exists along the coasts of New England, the Gulf Coast, in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.
Remember the Pistachio Guacamole article about going to the grocery store when you are hungry? Well, I kind of did it again and bought way too much white fish for the dish I was craving for. Chipotle has this secret fish dip recipe – I have been begging her to make (and she still hasn’t made it) – so I used half of the fish to make these wonderful Fish Croquettes using just two or three fillets and a few ingredients.
I haven’t had Fish Croquettes myself for years. I wasn’t 100% sure of myself and tried to call my mom for the recipe, but it was the wrong time. It was way too late to call, so I had to trust myself and just do it! Well, it turned out amazing! These croquettes are super simple and fast. And trust me, any kid who doesn’t like fish will love these Fish Croquettes.
You can use any fish you like. This time we used an available tilapia. The best part is that you don’t need a meat grinder and there’s no need to make fish all mushy. Just cut the fish into small pieces, add one egg, some diced red onions, salt and pepper to taste and one tablespoon of flour for each fish file. That’s it! Mix it all together and get them on preheated pan with olive oil. There’s no need to shape these croquettes with your hands and make things messy. Just spoon them into the pan and gently shape them.
- 2-3 talapia fillets
- 1 egg
- 2-3 tablespoons onions
- 2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Sea salt
- Fresh ground pepper
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Chop fish into small pieces and dice the onion.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Place spoonful of fish mixture onto a pre-heated pan with olive oil and gently shape them.
- Fry until golden brown and flip.
- Serve with your favorite side.
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