So I really wanted to make salmon patties but I still have so many cans of tuna (Thanks Costco) so I decided to experiment with some Tuna Patties. These are pretty easy and DO NOT have the tuna taste/smell that so many people despise. So, if you are not a fan of tuna because you can’t stand the smell, have someone cook these for you, I bet you will enjoy them! I planned on only eating two, and was completely full after two, but I ended up eating all four. Oops…they were that good!
What you’ll need:
- 1 can of tuna
- Panko bread crumbs
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp aioli garlic mustard sauce (you could probably use regular mustard)
- salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Drain tuna (reserve a few tbsp of liquid) and put tuna into large bowl
- Add onion, lime juice, mustard sauce, salt, pepper and mix
- Add eggs and mix
- Add some liquid from tuna can if necessary (you do not want it to be watery but it needs a little moisture)
- Add panko bread crumbs, about 1/4 cup at a time, you want them to absorb all the moisture
- I used about 3/4 cup of Panko
- Then seperate tuna mixture into 4 patties. Make sure they are packed nice and tight
You can refrigerate the patties for about 30 minutes before cooking, because then they will hold better for cooking but I couldn’t wait so I just put some olive oil in a pan and fried those babies up. About 4-6 minutes on each side and served them with some lettuce and some of the mustard sauce on top.
Wine Pairing: Since this meal is fairly light but still has some strong flavors because they are fried and have the mustard sauce on top, I would suggest a medium bodied Sauvignon Blanc with some grassy notes or a White Burgundy (Chardonnay).