Croquetas De Atún – Tuna Fish Balls

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by awalde

This is a simple recipe based that most of children will like. These fish balls can be served as appetizer with a salsa sauce or as starter with the suggested vegetable mix (salad). I used potatoes that after boiling, peeling and mashing they hold together. If you don’t have this kind of potatoes, please add 1 egg and some 2 or tablespoon of flour.

Top Review by loof751

We loved these tasty fish cakes! I shaped mine into more of a patty so that I could fry in less oil and still get a nice crispy crust. I topped with a sauce of a little sour cream mixed with some salsa. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Fish balls

  • 400 g potatoes, boiled, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 200 g tuna fish, canned well drained and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg, to taste
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder, to taste
  • 12 teaspoon chili flakes, to taste
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 egg (only if necessary)
  • 2 -4 tablespoons flour (only if necessary)
  • Fish balls coating

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs, more if necessary
  • olive oil, to fry
  • Serving suggestion

  • 1 red pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into small cubes
  • 1 small cucumber, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tomatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 12 green onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice


  1. First of all make all the ingredients ready.
  2. In a big bowl combine potatoes, tuna fish, parsley, spices and salt. Work with a fork. If it doesn’t stick together add 1 egg and about 2 tablespoon of flour.
  3. Form walnuts sized balls, coat first with egg and then with the breadcrumbs. Flat them slightly and place them on a dish.
  4. Preheat a non sticky pan with about 2 tablespoon oil to medium temperature.
  5. Fry the meatball on the first size when golden brown, turn, add 2 tablespoon oil and brown the second size.
  6. For the serving suggestion combine all the vegetable in a bowls toss, eventually add some salt (I didn’t). Serve with lemon and olive oil.
  7. If you prefer serve this with a fresh salsa.
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Note: this looks wonderful with some fresh green salad.

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