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A very simple recipe you can make with your children

what's for dinner tonight tuna croquette

This recipe is extracted from the Laurent Mariotte's website.
Laurent Mariotte is a journalist, cook and columnist who offers simple, tasty and quick to make recipeswith few or basic ingredients (it's the closet kitchen), it proposes recipes that will appeal to the youngest.

Basic Ingredients : canned tuna + sandwich bread + egg
With cooking (pan frying)
Cooking time : 3 to 4 mn (per cake)
To do with children

You can make this recipe with your children (at least until the cooking part). They will have fun preparing the coquettes and shaping them! We thought of these recipes during the confinement, but it is also a very good idea for on a rainy day

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 400 g canned tuna in brine
  • 150 of stale bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
  • 1 untreated lemon
  • 1 egg
  • a few sprigs of tarragon
  • 10 cl neutral oil
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper


  • Remove the crust from the sandwich loaf, dice it and put it in a salad bowl.
  • Drain the tuna over the salad bowl to soak the bread cubes in the juice.
  • In another bowl, crumble the tuna with a fork.
  • Add the zest and juice of the lemon, then the mayonnaise, a dash of Espelette chilli pepper and the egg.
  • Thinly slice the tarragon and add it to the mixture.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Form balls of this mixture with your fingers and flatten them slightly.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Brown the tuna croquettes for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Serve hot with a green salad, raw vegetables or rice for a more substantial meal.


Organic and good : use organic ingredients as much as possible, especially for the lemon.
Choose the tuna : Laurent Mariotte advises albacore tuna (the noblest of tuna species)

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