Salmon Croquettes

No one can ever have too many salmon recipes so here’s another fantastic one. As far as croquettes themselves go, there are numerous versions out there, but I’m talking about the more classic French version, but with a modern twist and made with sockeye salmon and quinoa. The croquette itself is believed to have originated in France around the late 1890s by the founder of the classical French Cuisine, Monsieur Escoffier.

salmon croquettes

By definition, a croquette is a small fried food “roll” most commonly made with mashed potatoes or ground meat. Shellfish, fish, and cheese are also considered popular fillings, and added flavorings of vegetables, herbs, or béchamel sauce are often incorporated. Typically shaped into a cylinder or oval shape, croquettes are most often fried, which is how they got their name to begin with. Croquette comes from the French word”croquer” which means “to crunch”. So to make these properly, they better be crunchy.

salmon croquettesMy croquettes are similar to a standard fish cake, just shaped a bit differently. Flaky and flavorful on the inside with a crispy, crunchy outside. These are not healthful, but they are absolutely worth it. These salmon croquettes can be served as an hor d’ourves, platted appetizer, or main course depending on your preferences.

Eaten with a knife and fork or on a skewer, these salmon croquettes are delicious, and paired with a glass of dry riesling, you seriously can’t go wrong. In this recipe, I use a favorite, sockeye salmon, which gives these croquettes a nice, rich buttery texture. Loaded with cilantro, and lemon juice, there is very little “fishy taste” if you ask my non-fish-eating son who will gobble these up every time I make them. I like mine straight up, but a nice sriracha mayo can be a great dipping sauce for those who want that as well.

salmon croquettes

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

6 thoughts on "Salmon Croquettes"

  1. Avatar photo T carlson says:

    These look delicious!!!

    1. Thanks Tracy, you would love these. I hope you try the recipe.

  2. Avatar photo Roz P. says:

    I am breaking my record; I’m gonna cook — these! They look so good. Haven’t had a croquette since we left Boston in 1970…..

    1. Do it Roz, I believe in you!

  3. Avatar photo Neal Potischman says:

    The croquettes on skewers with the spicy mayo look awesome!!

    1. Your love of skewer food is no secret 😉

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