Are you tired of the same old boring meals? Spice things up with this crispy pan-fry tuna patties recipe. All you need is some canned tuna, breadcrumbs, diced onion, and a beaten egg to make these bad boys that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.

This recipe should make 4-6 tuna patties, depending on the size of the patties. The number of servings will depend on how many patties each person eats. If you serve one patty per person, then this recipe should serve 4-6 people. However, if you serve two patties per person, then it would serve 2-3 people.

How do you make them? Follow this recipe, it’s easy peasy! Here are some detailed instructions for you:

Crispy Canned Tuna Patties Recipe

Tuna patties with dipping sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅛ tsp Salt and pepper (or to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil (for shallow frying)

Instructions:

1 In a mixing bowl, combine drained tuna, breadcrumbs, diced onion, beaten egg, salt, and pepper.

2 Use a fork or your hands to mix everything together until well combined.

3 Divide the mixture into 4-6 portions and shape each portion into a patty about ½ inch thick.

4 Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

5 Once the oil is hot, add the tuna patties to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.

6 Place the tuna patties on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.

7 Serve the tuna patties with tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

Now, here’s the fun part. Serve those patties up with a tangy tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce. They pair perfectly with a side salad, some roasted vegetables, rice or pasta for a complete meal that will have your friends and family asking for seconds.

This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re feeling a bit lazy or when you’re short on ingredients. The canned tuna provides a great source of protein, while the breadcrumbs and egg add some extra flavor and texture.

So, what are you waiting for? Give these pan-fry tuna patties a try and add some excitement to your meal rotation. Who knows, they might just become your new go-to meal!

Enjoy your delicious pan-fried tuna patties!

5 Delicious Canned Tuna Patties Recipes to Try Today

  1. Spicy Tuna Patties: Mix canned tuna, breadcrumbs, diced jalapenos, garlic powder, and beaten eggs. Form into patties and fry in oil until crispy. Serve with a spicy mayo dipping sauce.
  2. Mediterranean Tuna Patties: Mix canned tuna, breadcrumbs, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and beaten eggs. Form into patties and fry in oil until golden brown. Serve with a tzatziki sauce and a side of Greek salad.
  3. Thai Tuna Patties: Mix canned tuna, breadcrumbs, chopped cilantro, diced red bell pepper, green onions, and beaten eggs. Form into patties and fry in oil until crispy. Serve with a sweet chili dipping sauce and a side of steamed rice.
  4. Classic Tuna Patties: Mix canned tuna, breadcrumbs, diced onion, chopped celery, and beaten eggs. Form into patties and fry in oil until golden brown. Serve with tartar sauce and a side of coleslaw.
  5. Zesty Tuna Patties: Mix canned tuna, breadcrumbs, lemon zest, chopped parsley, and beaten eggs. Form into patties and fry in oil until crispy. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and a side of roasted vegetables.

Egg substitute for tuna patties

If you’re looking for an egg substitute for your tuna patties, there are several options you can try:

  1. Mashed potatoes are a great alternative to eggs as a binder for tuna patties. Mix mashed potatoes into the tuna mixture until it holds together well.
  2. Mayo can also be used as an egg substitute. Mix a few tablespoons of mayonnaise into the tuna mixture until it holds together properly.
  3. Silken tofu is another great egg substitute. Blend some silken tofu in a food processor until smooth and creamy, and then mix it into the tuna mixture.
  4. If you want to make the tuna mixture more nutritious—and vegan—add 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons of water, let it sit 5-10 minutes. Then boil until thickened, before mixing with your tuna salad.
  5. Chia Egg: Similar to a flax egg, a chia egg is made from chia seeds and water. Mix 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, boil until it forms a gel. Then mix it into the tuna mixture.

Breadcrumb substitute for your tuna patties

There are several options you can try:

  1. Rolled oats can be used as a substitute for bread crumbs in many recipes, including tuna patties. Simply grind the rolled oats into coarse flour using a food processor or blender, and then mix them into the tuna mixture.
  2. Crushed crackers, such as saltine crackers or Ritz crackers, can also work as a breadcrumb substitute. Crush the crackers into small pieces using a rolling pin or food processor, and then mix them into the tuna mixture.
  3. Cornmeal can be used as a substitute for bread crumbs in savory dishes like tuna patties. Mix the cornmeal into the tuna mixture until it holds together well.
  4. Almond flour is a low-carb, gluten-free alternative to bread crumbs. Mix in the almond flour until you have a mixture that holds together well.
  5. Crushed potato chips can also be used in tuna patties. They will add a crispy texture to the dish.

These substitutes should work well in your tuna patties. Experiment with different options to find the one you like best!

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Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, seafood
Servings 3
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 can tuna drained
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 egg beaten
  • tsp Salt and pepper or to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil for shallow frying

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine drained tuna, breadcrumbs, diced onion, beaten egg, salt, and pepper.
  • Use a fork or your hands to mix everything together until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 4-6 portions and shape each portion into a patty about ½ inch thick.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the tuna patties to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Place the tuna patties on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve the tuna patties with tartar sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

Values of all the checked ingredients will be added together and divided by 3, the number of servings for this recipe.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 26gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
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