Not a lot has been happening in the kitchen at CCC this week - well nothing of real note. It has been quick and easy, get it on the table stuff.
I will share the following recipe you - although it was not a huge success for me. You see "The Darlings" don't like tuna! Once I got them to eat it in a pasta dish - when cornered for a name I called it Chicken of the Sea! As soon as I had uttered those words they started gagging, and they were not to be fooled this time! I actually quite like a good tuna croquette - but you can't please everyone! I haven't had much success with making these in the past - but I must say although not a success on the table they were a success as far as the making of them was concerned.
Mades 15 croquettes
500g can tuna in brine
3 shallots, finely chopped
Peel, and cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain well. Mash - do not add anything!! Transfer to a shallow bowl and put in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and add the flaked tuna, chopped shallots, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Take a small handfull of the mixture and shake into a croquette shape. I found it was best to shape them all before I attempted to crumb them.
Place the cornflake crumbs in a large flat plate. Roll the croquettes in the crumbs, then place on a tray that has been lined with baking paper.
Place the crumbed croquettes in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
Heat about 1/2cm of oil in a frypan, and lightly fry all sides of the croquette, until golden, and heated through.
They may not be everyone's cup of tea, and they are certainly not gourmet - but if you are looking for something to stretch the budget a little further they certainly are a cheap meal.