Croquettes ou galettes? – Croquettes de cabillaud, tagliatelles de carottes et sauce yaourt câpres-moutarde

I could not decide on what to call those…either croquettes or galettes which in the French culinary world mean slightly different things. Croquette come from the verb “croquer” which means to bite something that has a crunchy texture. There is no equivalent verb in English. You can make croquettes with many things, but usually then are rolled in breadcrumbs and deep fried.

Galette refer to a flat and round cake, but can also be used to describe savory flat bread that has a topping or anything that is round and flat.

So here I thought croquettes would be more appropriate.

This is a quick recipe to savor cod. Actually, this would be a good way to make kids eat fish. No one can resist those delicious croquettes. I have a weakness for croquettes or galettes of any sort, because they add a new dimension to the ingredient you are using. It can be vegetables, fish, meats, the result is always a savory, fun and flavorful dish to enjoy.

You can serve these croquettes on a bed of saute spinach, kale, green salad, etc…I like to accompany them with simple vegetables or salad. They have too much character to be combined with some complicated side dishes.

I will soon start experimenting those in a sweet version using fruits.


For the croquettes

  • 1 lb cod
  • 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbs gluten free flour or regular flour
  • zest of one lemon
  • salt and pepper

For the carrots

  • 2 carrots, peeled and shaved with a potato peeler
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp parsley, chopped
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt and pepper

For the caper sauce

  • 2 tbs plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs light mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbs capers, rinsed and chopped
  • salt and pepper


For the croquettes

Grind in a blender, cod with onion, celery, parsley. Blend until a semi-fine consistency so the fish and ingredients do not turn into a paste. Pour mixture in a mixing container and add all other ingredients. Mix well and form about 2 inches wide patties and 3/4 inch thick.

Heat olive oil in a pan and cook croquettes on both sides until cooked all the way through and golden brown on both sides.m

For the yogurt caper-sauce

In a mixing containers, add all ingredients and mix well.

For the carrot ribbons

Peel carrots. Using a potato peeler shave carrots from top to bottom to form ribbons.

Heat olive oil in a pan and add carrots. Adjust with salt and pepper and cook stirring for a few minutes until ribbons are softer but still crunchy. Add parsley.