Tuna and potatoes croquettes: the healthy ones!

This is perfect for your summer lunches/dinners and also if you have kids over: it’s quick, tasty and funny. Usually croquettes are very deep fried but today I want to suggest a lighter option: I hope you enjoy it!


  • 200g potatoes;
  • 240g tuna;
  • 50g  breadcrumbs;
  • extra virgin olive oil;
  • 2 egg;
  • fresh parsley;

How to make it:

Peel and boil the potatoes until tender. Let them cool down and then mash them with a fork until you obtain a nice potato purée. Add the tuna, one egg, the olive oil and the parsley and mix well together. If you prefer you can use a food processor (as I did) so it is faster. Adjust of salt and pepper.

When your mixture is ready for the balls from it; you can try different shapes to add some fun to your dish. Place onto a lined oven tray and set them aside.

Prepare 2 shallows bowls: one with the beaten egg and the other with the other half of the breadcrumbs. Dip each croquette into the egg and then roll it into the breadcrumb: this step will guarantee a golden appearance and a crispy taste!

Cook the croquettes in a pre-heated oven for around 15 minutes or until golden.


Tips to improve your dish:

  • If you are not on a diet you can deep fry your croquettes;
  • You can use cornflake crumbs or flour to coat the croquettes instead of the breadcrumbs;
  • Make sure you don’t over boil the potatoes;
  • Instead of the parsley you can use fresh mint or use the 2 herbs together;
  • Don’t forget to serve them with some fresh veggies.

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