Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my mother-in-law's recipe for croquettes. Whenever I make these, my husband can't get enough of them! They can be made with whatever you have on hand, tuna, ham, fish, chicken, or vegetables, spinach, carrots, zucchini--anything you can find in the pantry basically!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 ounce) can salmon, drained
  • 1 medium onion (grated or whirred in the food processor)
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 cup flour
  • 1 12 cups milk
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder, to taste (about)
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (about)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • sunflower oil (for frying)


  1. In a large frypan, heat butter over medium high heat, and sauté onion and garlic powder.
  2. Add salmon, season with salt and pepper (you may wish to add dill) and heat through.
  3. Add flour and stir well.
  4. Add milk gradually stirring constantly until mixture thickens and forms a ball.
  5. Remove mixture to plate and allow to cool completely (this may be done the day before, and the mixture placed in the refrigerator--it's easier to work with this way).
  6. Form into oval shaped croquettes, dip in egg and dredge in bread crumbs.
  7. Deep fry in hot oil, and drain on paper towels.
  8. This recipe can be made with practically anything, fish, chicken, ham, vegetables (spinach is lovely).
Most Helpful

These are absolutely delicious. I was skeptical that they would hold together after adding that much milk, but they did. Thanks for the recipe - this is one I will add to my repertoire.

Katie Freund February 03, 2003

These croquettes were just delicious. Your directions were clear and easy to follow. They fried to a delicate crispness. We dipped them in seafood sauce and had a wonderful meal. Thanks canarygirl.

Sunflower November 20, 2002

I do use about 1 cup of salmon...or 2 cans of tuna when I use tuna. I wonder why they didn't hold together? If ever that happens again, you could add extra flour to try to thicken it up a bit.

canarygirl March 03, 2003