Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties w/ Sweet Chili Sauce

Our favorite tuna patties come from Simply Recipes Salmon Patties recipe only I substituted salmon for tuna. It is surprisingly good especially served with sweet chili sauce. Since our family is growing, not only with another baby on the way but with the boys appetites, I've had to double the original recipe. This allows at least some leftovers (which will change in time) and everyone to be satisfied so long as I serve them with a side salad or steamed vegetable.

Besides switching the meat variety, I only altered this slightly. Below is how I like to make these but if you want to try the original recipe, go for it! Experiment using salmon one time and tuna another and go with what you like best. We tried using salmon but decided on tuna as a winner. 

Tuna Patties
Original recipe comes from Simply Recipes Salmon Patties
Serves 5-6 or 12 patties

4 7-oz. cans Solid White Albacore Tuna packed in water, drained
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 frozen whole wheat hamburger or hot dog bun, shredded
1 handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dried dill (or 2 Tbs. fresh, chopped)
2 Tbs. flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt 
A few turns of freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil spray 

1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, except the oil. 

2. Form into 12-13 oversized golf balls, flattened into 1/2" thick patties. 

3. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat and spray generously with olive oil. Brown each patty on one side. Carefully lift each patty and spray the pan with more oil, then flip and brown.

Serve with sweet chili sauce and a side salad or steamed vegetable. 

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm...these look and sound very tasty..cant wait to try them at home with my kids...never thought about switching the salmon to tuna...good idea!