As a mom of five boys and a cook with little cooking time, I can say that croquettes are an ideal dish for those who want to cook something tasty, fast, healthy and kind to the purse.
Croquettes are a great way to save money, besides fish, which in most cases is quite expensive, croquettes can also include many other more accessible ingredients.
Some include stuffing with bread, some add flour, I add oats and spinach, so my green fish croquettes become ideal not only for the purse but also for the stomach. As I often joke: in our family, bananas are always yellow, and croquettes are green. But in my childhood, everything was exactly the opposite. Haha.
Light, delicious! The base is healthy green spinach, onions and corn, which in turn perfectly replaces the egg, making the croquettes juicy.
I do not salt the croquettes and bake them in the oven, but you can safely add salt to taste and fry them if you prefer so.
They can be served as is or you can add any tomato sauce. Ready? Set?
Let’s go cooking.
We will need: (15-16 pieces)
425 g. of white fish (I use cod, but any other white fish will do)
1/4 of a white or red onion
1 large handful of spinach (I use a mixture of spinach and lettuce)
1 small handful of fresh greens (cilantro)
6 tbsp. of gluten-free oats (the regular one will also suit)
4 tbsp. of frozen corn
1/2 tbsp. of lemon juice
Black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F.
Grind the oats.
Add spinach, cilantro, onion.
The corn must be thawed. Add it to the blender and pulse just a little. Toss it in with the fish, lemon juice, & pepper.
Line the baking sheet with baking paper, sprinkle it to with vegetable oil and lay out the portions of minced fish.
Bake until done. Some prefer to use a steamer or a conventional frying pan. The choice is yours! Tasty and just healthy food!
Tender croquettes for your family to enjoy. Bon appetit!