I may not have any other food in the house, but I can always find a tin of tuna in a the back of the cupboard. This simple, kid-friendly, recipe can turn a can of tuna into a decent dinner of tuna patties.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can pretty much throw anything you’ve got into these tuna patties, so even if you think you have nothing for dinner you probably do.
You can make the crumbs out of anything – day old bread, savoury biscuits (crackers), rice bubbles, corn flakes – all of those work.
You can throw in whatever veggies you have, as long as you chop them finely. We always have capsicum and corn in the freezer, but you could add grated carrot, cooked broccoli or spinach. You can even leave out the onion if need to.
These tuna patties make great finger food for toddlers, or put them in a bread roll and make a burger. My kids like them in a ‘toast sandwich’ with some mayonnaise spread on the toast and a little shredded lettuce.
For adults, you might like to add a bit more flavour by upping the amount of worcestershire sauce, and adding some mustard or sweet chilli sauce to the mix.
- 425 gm tin of tuna - drained
- 3 spring onions - diced
- ½ a capscuim, diced
- ½ cup corn kernels
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- juice of ½ lemon
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl break up the tuna and add all the ingredients, mixing well.
- Form tablespoons of mixture into flat patties.
- Place a little olive oil in a fry pan and fry the patties in small batches until they are golden brown on both sides. Place on some paper tail to drain excess oil.
- Serve hot or cold.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
What’s do you cook when you have no food in the house?
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