Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tuna Patties

I am not a fan of canned food but I have to say that canned tuna do save the day when you want make something quick. This is one tasty way of eating can tuna. Tuna fish is an excellent source of protein and lower in fat than red meat. I like making this type of patties especially during the weekends where I am not up to cooking anything elaborate. Even Carlos loves these tasty patties. I normally served this with some salad but you can even serve this like a burger.

Ingredients:

1 can of tuna (about 7 oz)
1 Idaho potato – boiled and mashed
A handful of cilantro – finely chopped (you can use spring onions)
1 small shallot – finely chopped
1 small egg
1 tsp of mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Open the can tuna and drain all the water out. Put the tuna in a bowl and add in all the rest of the ingredients.
2. Mix everything together until well combined. Make into patties. The size depends on how big you want the patties to be.
3. Heat up a skillet with some olive oil. Pan fried the patties until golden brown on both side.
4. Serve warm or at room temperature with some tartar sauce or chili sauce.

Note: There are times I will replaced the mashed potato with ¾ cup of breadcrumbs and the patties tasted just as good.

25 comments:

Anncoo said...

Nice patties. I was thinking to make this too.

ange said...

My dad used to make some with rice. Brings back some good memories..might have to make those for dinner tomorrow night :)

daisy said...

woa..Macam best je..nak try la nanti

Victor said...

I never thought of making patties with tuna. I'll try it out, looks simple to make!

Beachlover said...

we love white tune in can!! it's a life saver for Eliot if he refuse to eat the food I cooked! it's a good idea to make pattie out of it!

MaryMoh said...

These look delicious and make for a good party food or picnic.

Kitchen Corner said...

This one looks great! I made it last week too! Yours look much nicer!!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

wow. a good way to use canned tuna. Looks yummy

zurin said...

oh tell me about canned tuna...My kids cant live without it! patties are always so so good n urs look teh best!

Angie's Recipes said...

I wish I could reach out and get a few of them from the screen!
Yum!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Actually canned food are not all that bad lah. Like tuna or sardines. :) Oh, I can certainly imagine making these on days when I have no mood to cook. Looks delicious!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

ok, I must do this for my kids since this week is school holiday, need to cook a lot of diff things to feed them..Thanks for sharing.

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Simple and yet delish patties! I also don't mind storing a few cans of tuna ... because they're really handy!

Quinn said...

Simple and nice one here Gert. Sounds like tuna croquette to me. They taste good deepfried too!

Cheah said...

Superb patties. Lazy me, I normally have tuna sandwhich when I'm in no mood to cook!

tigerfish said...

I agree with you on canned food. Like you, canned tuna might be just the only canned food I have in my pantry and making patties out of them is just so easy.

ICook4Fun said...

Anncoo, thank you.

Ange, hope you like this.

Daisy, harap you suka ni :)

Victor, you can even use salmon for to make these patties.

Lesley, yes Carlos love tuna too. He even put it in his tomato salad.

Mary, yes it is.

Kitchen Corner, thank you :)

Open Kitchen, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Zurin, yes can tuna is good. Can make pasta, sandwich, salad and patties out of it :)

Angie, ha ha..

Ju, yes they can be real handy when you don't have anything in the fridge :)

Sonia, you are most welcome.

Pei Lin, yes it is.

Quinn, yes something like croquette.

Cheah, try making this the next time :)

Tigerfish, we normally will have half a dozen can of tuna in the pantry :)

Swee San said...

They looked really delicious! This reminds me of Nigella's book Nigella Express where using canned food can also create wonderful food fast!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Have been seeing fish patties this week. What a great idea to use the can tuna for this!

FC88 said...

This is so easy and helpful to make snacks for my kids. We always have tuna at home and now I can make this instead of tuna sandwich.

noobcook said...

my latest recipe uses can soup lol. Love the look of your tuna patties, I love patties of all kind coz they taste great and easy to eat ^^

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
never thought of Tuna patties before but I always love crab cakes... I have a few cans in my pantry and will try to make this soon. Welcome back to the USA... hugs.

Carolina HAMON DIAZ said...

hi, I maked your recipe! http://lacocinadecarolinaa.blogspot.com/2010/04/tuna-patties.html good idea and delicious! thanks!

Anonymous said...

They look nice im going To make some