Fish Croquettes – freezer-friendly prep-ahead party food

These fish croquettes or fish rolls are flavourful inside and crispy on the outside. It is one of those finger food recipes that will add wow factor not only to your prep-ahead party food or your holiday menu, but also an excellent addition to your freezer-friendly dish to add on your weekly menu.

 I prefer to make recipes that can be prepared in advance and help me to serve for Afternoon snacks, or I can use as a protein option for a wrap that I can pack for a quick pick me up kind of meal for a picnic. 

What type of fish do you need for this recipe?

Any fish fillet will work for this recipe. Some inexpensive options are Tuna, Basa, king Dori, Cod, silver bream. 

And some Bengali fish options are

  • Bhetki- (Asian Sea bass)
  • Aar, Boal ( catfish)
  • Rui Katla ( Indian carp)

Fish croquettes/ Fish rolls recipe for Holiday Menu and a quick meal

Being a mom and homemaker over the years, I learned one big lesson, and that is if you want to enjoy a stress-less and productive life, you need to learn Two survival skills. 

One is Planning, and the other one is Prep-ahead.

How these fish rolls or fish croquettes fit for a week-night meal or school lunch box? 

No matter it’s school term days or school holidays, whether you have one kid or more kids, mom’s life is always busy. During the holidays it’s more eventful. Playdates, picnics, holiday activity events, friends over, long drive and the list goes on! Right? These rolls are a great companion with simple Dal Bhat ( Dal and Rice ) kind of meal with some salad or with some quick fried rice.

We love to eat fish over meat. So somedays I take two or three fish croquettes from my freezer, fry them and make a fish roll wrap for my daughter’s school lunch box .when she comes back home from school and keeps telling the lunch was delicious. Haha and for me, that’s the satisfaction! 

Fish Croquettes recipe

What to serve with Fish croquettes/ Fish rolls?

  • If you are serving as a starter or appetiser then serve with either tartar sauce or tomato sauce.
Fish croquettes with Mayonnaise and Tomato Sauce
  • To make a wrap spread some green chutney or mayonnaise on a flour tortilla, add some chopped cucumber, lettuce, tomato, onion, then place the fried fish rolls.
Fish croquettes with fried rice

Fish croquettes

Author: Shyamali Sinha
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings : 25 pieces
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These fish croquettes or fish rolls are flavourful inside and crispy on the outside. It is one of those finger food recipes that will add wow factor not only to your prep-ahead party food or your holiday menu, but also an excellent addition to your freezer-friendly dish to add on your weekly menu.

Ingredients

  • 400 gm White fish fillets - If you live in West Bengal use Bhetki, Aar fish
  • 1 big clove Garlic
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 1- inch Cinnamon Bark
  • 200 gm Potatoes - boiled ~ 2 medium-size
  • 10 gm Ginger
  • 10- 12 Curry Leaves
  • 10 gm Coriander leaves
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 15-20 Whole Black pepper - grounded
  • 150 gm Onion - or 2 small onions – finely chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 40 gm Bread crumbs - ½ cup + ½ cup
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Take ⅓ cup of water In a heavy-duty saucepan, add salt green cardamons, cinnamon, fish fillets and poach the fish. It will take approximately 5 mins.
    When the fish cooled, place them on a plate and with a help of kitchen tissue remove the excess water from the fish.
  • Make a paste of ginger, curry leaves, coriander leaves and green chillies.
    In a mixing bowl, add in the paste, chopped onion, boiled potato, boiled fish, salt to taste, egg and mix everything well.
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions, (I used ⅛ cup for measurement ) form a cylindrical shape, dredge on bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil for deep frying, once oil is hot add fish rolls in the hot oil and over medium heat fry them in batches.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Store them in the refrigerator:- You can store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, make them and keep them in a glass food storage box.
Freeze them– Keep them either in takeaway plastic containers or zip lock bags and you can store them up to two months. ( if you can resist yourself from not to eat)
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