Tuna Croquettes have been served as a traditional Jewish recipe "Since Moses was a boy." Ok, it might not be that old, but they have been around for ages and is fondly remembered by many people as a food they enjoyed throughout their childhoods.
Incorporate the tradition into your family as a beloved comfort food everyone is sure to think is delicious!
3 Tablespoons of butter
1/4 Cup of flour
2/3 Cup of milk
2 Tablespoons of onion that's been grated
2 Teaspoons of lemon juice
1/4 Teaspoon of salt
A pinch of pepper
A pinch of paprika
2 Cans of tuna that has been drained and flaked (6 Oz. cans each â€“ 12 Oz. total)
2/3 Cup of bread crumbs
1 Egg + 2 Tablespoons of water beaten
1 Package of peas with cream sauce (8 Oz. Package)
This recipe will serve 4 adults.
In a saucepan, melt your butter.
Stir in the flour a little at a time to avoid it lumping up.
Add the milk and stir again.
Cook the mixture until the sauce thickens.
Now add the lemon juice, onion, salt, paprika and pepper.
Stir in the drained and flaked tuna.
Using plastic cling wrap, cover the mixture and pop it into the fridge.
It should sit inside the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, but preparing this portion of the recipe the night before you intend to cook this dish may make better use of your time.
Run some water over your hands and shape the tuna mixture into the shapes of cones. Moist hands will keep the tuna mixture from sticking to your hands while shaping it.
You should end up with about 8 cones when you're done if you use about 1/4 cup of mixture for each of the cones.
The tuna mixture can be shaped into tuna patties if you prefer them this way.
It's my opinion that the cones end up looking better, but the patties are quicker.
I generally do the cones if I'm having company over for dinner and just do patties for the home gang.
They have the same great taste either way you choose to shape your tuna croquettes so it's all about preference!
Coat all the cones or patties with bread crumbs one at a time.
Dip them into your egg water mixture and then back into the bread crumbs again.
Repeat this as many times as necessary to ensure that the tuna cones or patties are coated really well.
Heat your vegetable oil to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fry the Tune Croquettes until they are a beautiful golden brown on both sides.
This will take about 2 minutes.
Prepare the peas with cream sauce while your Tuna Croquettes are cooking according to the instructions on the package.
Place the Tuna Croquettes on a thick layer of paper towels to drain off the excess oil.
Serve your tasty Tuna Croquettes with the peas and cream sauce.
If you prefer, dollop a bit of sour cream or spicy mustard onto your Tuna Croquettes!
Enjoy your lovely meal!