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Quick, Light and Easy Tuna Croquettes

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How about some Quick, Light, and Easy Tuna Croquettes with a Thai Sauce for your Monday evening meal?

I never cook on a Monday, unless I didn’t cook on Sunday, but there wasn’t much left from yesterday, so I decided to make something quick and light, grabbed some canned tuna, and made Tuna Croquettes with a quick and easy Thai Sauce.


  • 2 cans tuna, drained well
  • 2 spring onions, chopped fine
  • 1 cup mashed potato
  • 2 tbsp. chopped Coriander
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • large egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil for frying


  1. Mix everything except egg and breadcrumbs in a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Divide the mixture into balls and flatten into croquettes.
  3. Dip in beaten egg and coat each round in the panko on all sides. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes
  4. Heat enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a pan over medium heat until quite hot.
  5. Add the croquettes 3-4 at a time and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  6. Turning once only. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Allow cooling for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.
Quick, Light, and Easy Tuna Croquettes


Thai Sauce


  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp crushed red chili
  • A few slices of a diced red pepper
  • 2½ tbsp. fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
Different sauces are poured from bottles. Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, chilli sauce and others
Different sauces are poured from bottles.

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  1. Whisk together
  2. Bring to a quick boil
  3. Take off the heat
  4. Thicken with cornstarch if you want a thick sauce

Prepared, tried, and tested Melanie Kramar

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