Ouch! Still my finger is hurting. I accidentally pierced my thumb with a fish bone while removing the bones from the boiled fish. But that did not prevent me to make the Croquettes. And I made this appetizing dish.
This has been one of my favorites as well as my mom’s too. There are so many memories attached to this dish. Becoz my father is a complete food lover and mom makes this frequently. So for her this is an easy dish but I found it little lengthy and you need to keep patience and attentive while removing bones.
Anyways I´m sharing it with you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do since they are really delicious, plus a great way to make the little ones eat fish too.
For the Croquettes
Rohu fish boiled and skin and bones removed
2/3 potato, boiled and mashed
Onion, finely chopped
Garlic finely chopped
Black Pepper crushed
Roughly chopped parsley or coriander leaves
Green chillies finely chopped
To coat and fry:
Breadcrumbs to coat
Oil to fry
Clean the fish pieces. In a deep pan add water, cleaned fish pieces, garlic cloves, bay leaves and salt, let it boil. Cook for 12-15 min. Switch off heat and with a slotted spoon take out the fish from the broth.
Let the fish pieces cool down. If you are using fish with bone, then discard skin and fish bones, mash the fish.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for Croquettes to make a little stiff dough. If needed add a bread piece to made it tight.
In a bowl crack the eggs and mix with some water. In another bowl or deep plate keep the breadcrumbs. Dip each round fish patty into the egg wash, roll in breadcrumb to coat well. Keep aside. And for each Croquette you need to coat twice.
Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai, fry the fish croquettes to brown.