I’ve been making Tuna Patties for a long time – I’ve even cooked them on a wood stove! But I’d never written down the recipe before. You know… it’s like making meatloaf or meatballs – a bit of this & a bit of that…. until it just feels right.
Crispy Tuna Patties are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside – rather like a good crab cake! This recipe comes together quickly, so it’s good for lunch as a sandwich with tartar sauce and crispy lettuce. Or as a quick dinner, if served with a veggie or salad. Enjoy!
My friend Naomi substituted canned salmon for tuna when she prepared these patties and, for an extra ‘taste sensation’, she served them with a delicious remoulade sauce. Sounds like a great idea to me!
Ingredients Makes 4 Crispy Tuna Patties
- 2 (5 oz.) cans solid white Albacore tuna
- 1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- 4 Tbs. minced Bermuda onion
- 1 cup fresh bread crumbs (If you don’t have a food process or blender, mince some fresh bread, minus the crusts.)
- 4 Tbs. mayonnaise
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. salt
- a few shakes pepper
- flour – for dredging tuna patties
- 4 Tbs. olive oil – for frying
In a medium-sized bowl, mix 2 (5 oz.) cans solid white Albacore tuna, 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning, 4 Tbs. minced Bermuda onion, 1 cup fresh bread crumbs (If you don’t have a food process or blender, mince some fresh bread), 4 Tbs. mayonnaise, 1/8 tsp. salt – or ‘to taste’ – and a few shakes pepper.
(Today I made half the recipe (two tuna patties) and used only one can of tuna.)
Form into 4 patties – each about 1/3″ thick. Place some flour on a plate and ‘dredge’ both sides of each tuna patty in the flour.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 4 Tbs. olive oil. Gently place the four tuna patties into the frying pan. Cook a few minutes (or until the patties are golden brown & crispy). Turn and cook on the other side until golden brown & crispy.
++ Makes sure your skillet is good and hot before you add the tuna patties!
++ If tuna patties don’t seem to be browning enough, raise the heat a bit!
You may want to consider serving Crispy Tuna Patties with my Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes. With the addition of fresh greens beans with almonds – or a salad – you have a delicious and inexpensive meal!
My Friend Naomi’s ‘Crispy Salmon Patties’