Salmon Croquettes

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by canarygirl

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!

Top Review by Katie Freund

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.

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).

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