Tuna Patties
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Tuna Patties

I’ve made this recipe several times already, its quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious, budget friendly and my toddler asks for seconds. I love this recipe.

It’s  not only a great choice for a weekday meal, but it is also perfect for a day at the beach. A good idea (that I have not tried yet) is to make tuna burgers with them.  If any of you tries them, please let me know.  How would that go?  I’m thinking I would make them with lettuce, sliced cucumber… I think that should go in there.  Sliced tomatoes, a little bit of grated ginger on top ( I always put grated ginger in my tuna.), and perhaps some wasabi mayonnaise?

That sounds good already, I think I’ll try it this week.


Tuna Patties

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes
Serves 2

2 6-ounce cans tuna
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A couple squirts of  Tabasco
1 raw egg
2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Drain the liquid from the tuna cans. If you are using tuna packed in water, reserve a tablespoon of the tuna water, and add a teaspoon of olive oil to the tuna mixture in the next step.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, mustard, torn white bread, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, and hot sauce. Sprinkle on salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste the mixture before adding the egg to see if it needs more seasoning to your taste. Mix in the egg.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 parts. With each part, form into a ball and then flatten into a patty. Place onto a wax paper lined tray and chill for an hour. You can skip the chilling if you want, chilling just helps the patties stay together when you cook them.
  4. Heat the olive oil and a little butter (for taste) in a cast iron or stick-free skillet on medium high. Gently place the patties in the pan, and cook until nicely browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties

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  • Reply
    Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 07:25 PM

    they came out great!

    • Reply
      Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 08:19 PM

      Glad to hear that Tesha! :)

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    Thursday May 16th, 2013 at 04:05 PM

    I made these as well, very good!

    • Reply
      Thursday May 16th, 2013 at 04:06 PM

      Glad to hear it too Liz! These Tuna Patties are always on our menus! We love them.

      ~ Kitty

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