Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties w/ Sweet Chili Sauce

Our favorite tuna patties come from Simply Recipes Salmon Patties. Instead of using salmon in the recipe, I subbed tuna because it was all we had at the time and I had all the other ingredients. It turned out delicious and now it is the only way I make tuna patties! 

Our family is growing, not only with another baby on the way but with the boys' appetites, so I now have to double the original recipe. This allows at least some leftovers (which will change in time) and satisfies everyone as long as I serve a salad or steamed vegetable and seasoned rice on the side. 

Besides switching the meat variety, I only altered this recipe slightly. Below is how I like to make our tuna patties. It was fun to experiment using salmon one time and tuna another but we ended up liking the tuna version better! 

Tuna 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 hamburger or hot dog bun, shredded (gluten-free if preferred) 
1 handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dried dill (or 2 Tbs. fresh, chopped)
2 Tbs. All-purpose flour (or rice 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, and seasoned rice. 

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!