Broccolini, Tuna and Cheese Spring Colored Croquettes

Broccolini, Tuna and Cheese Spring Colored Croquettes

I used the stems of broccolini, which tend to be left over, with other seasoning ingredients in these croquettes.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

2 large (300 g)
The stems of broccolini
1 bunch's worth (120 g)
1/2 small
Canned tuna
1 small can (80 g)
Sliced cheese
1 slice
Salt, pepper, nutmeg
a small amount of each
Flour, eggs, panko
As needed
Olive oil
As needed


1. Chop the broccolini into 1 cm pieces. Cut the carrot into 8 mm pieces and finely chop the onion. Stir fry it all with oil and leave to cool.
2. Boil or steam the potatoes, transfer to a bowl and mash up lightly. It will continue to fall apart while it's being mixed so you don't need to mash it completely.
3. Cut the cheese into 5 mm pieces. Combine the cooked vegetables from Step 1 with the mashed potato, drained canned tuna and cheese. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix well. Form into whatever shape you like.
4. Coat the croquettes in flour, beaten egg and panko in that order. Deep fry in 180°C oil until crispy, and they're done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used leftover broccolini stems and leaves to make my favorite croquettes.