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Colombian-Style Fish Balls (Croquetas de Pescado)

Erica Dinho
5 from 17 votes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 pound codfish or other white fish
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup oil for frying


  • Place 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon oil, onion, red bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat and cook until the vegetables are soft, approximately 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a medium pot place the fish, 2 cups water, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Cook about 8-10 minutes.
  • Place the fish in a large bowl and let it cool. Break the fish into small pieces and toss with the bread crumbs, milk and 2 eggs. Add the cooked mixture and mix well. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Shape into small balls.
  • Place the flour in a plate and the beaten egg in shallow dish. First coat the fish balls with egg and then with the flour.
  • Heat the oil for frying over medium heat in a large sauté pan. Add the fish balls and fry for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until browned. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with lime and your favorite sauce on the side.
Keyword croquetas, fish croquettes
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