Monday, as I was preparing my meal plan for the week, my new 200 under 200 cookbook sort of fell open to this recipe. I’m a big fan of crab cakes and salmon cakes, so a Tuna Croquette, especially a recipe that has several small ones for under 200 calories, really caught my eye.
How could a fried fish cake possibly be good for you, you might ask. Well, having never made the “real” thing, I’m not really sure what all is different. Though, I’m betting the real thing doesn’t use Fiber One cereal as the crispy ingredient. Other ingredients included tuna from a can, egg whites (but Ii used the whole egg), scallions, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
The cooking did not go so well. The recipe described “mounds” of tuna mixture, but this is what I got.
I was supposed to coat the outsides of those with crushed Fiber One, but as you can see, ahem, they weren’t exactly solid. Still, I managed, threw them in the frying pan, and went with it.
And….? They were surprisingly good! The Fiber One made them look kind of weird, and they could have used some salt (for my incredibly salty pallet), but they eventually solidified. I’m excited for left-overs tomorrow night.
Next time I make them, I might use Ritz crackers or something my friend Tracy told me about, called Panko. Still, not too shabby!