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:

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