Easy Fish Croquettes: A Tasty Pescatarian Appetizer











Light, crispy, and packed with flavors, these fish croquettes are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Ready in just 45 minutes, they're a delightful start to any meal.


Step 1: Cook Fish and Potatoes

Start by cooking your cod in a saucepan and boiling the Yukon Gold potatoes in their skins in another pot. If you're short on time or prefer an alternative method, you can microwave the potatoes in a container with about two inches of water, adjusting the time according to your microwave's instruction booklet.
Pro Tip: Cooking the potatoes with their skins on retains more nutrients.

Step 2: Prepare Fish Mixture

Once the cod and potatoes are cooled, start preparing the mixture. Mash the potatoes and flake the cooled cod into a bowl. Incorporate the minced garlic (previously infused in warm milk to soften its bite), drained tuna, grated Parmesan, chopped parsley, a dash of salt, and add the egg and lemon zest to bind everything together. It's important to mix until evenly combined for that perfect consistency.
Pro Tip: Infusing the garlic in milk softens its sharpness, making it more palatable.

Step 3: Form and Fry Croquettes

Now for the fun part: shape the mixture into evenly sized balls. Then, give each ball a dusting of flour, dip them in beaten egg, and finally coat them in breadcrumbs. Heat the canola oil to 325 degrees F and fry the croquettes until they reach a delicious golden brown. Once done, place them on paper towels to drain any excess oil. This method ensures a crispy exterior with a tender, flavorful interior.
Pro Tip: Keeping the croquettes uniform in size helps them cook evenly.