Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties
Need something quick, inexpensive, and tasty to serve your family?  Try Tuna Patties.  A cousin of Salmon Patties, Tuna patties are basically made the same  way and you probably will have most of the ingredients on hand.  Canned tuna is mixed together with bread crumbs,  Dijon mustard, chopped fresh cilantro, chives, salt,  lemon pepper, a raw egg,  Tabasco sauce, and some olive oil.  The mixture is then formed into  a patty and cooked until  nice and  brown on both sides.   Garnish with a lemon wedge and you have your main course. Add a veggie and some rice and you have a meal.  If you want, you can serve the patty on a bun and have a tuna burger. Which ever way you decided to serve  -  these  patties are simply delicious and very flavorful.



2 (7-ounce) cans of tuna, drained and flaked
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
4 drops of Tabasco sauce
1 egg slightly beaten
1-teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Mix together  the tuna, Dijon mustard, breadcrumbs, cilantro, chives, salt, lemon pepper, Tabasco sauce, egg, and 1-teaspoon olive oil in a medium mixing bowl.
2.  Divide the mixture into 4 balls. Gently flatten each ball into a patty.

3. Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast iron or non-stick skillet on medium high heat.  Place the patties in the skillet and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

Makes 4 servings

Note:  You can make the patties ahead of time.  Wrap patties individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

1 comment:

  1. Geraldine, oh, these look delicious - perfect for a family meal that comes together quickly! My kids would love these!
    Have a wonderful Labor Day today!