Ever had one of those empty-fridge moments?
You know how this happens. You’ve been a little late getting around to the grocery shopping, and when your family asks, “What’s for dinner?” you realize there’s pretty much nothing in the fridge. Maybe a few eggs, a couple of celery stalks, half an onion…certainly not enough to make a meal of.
Fortunately, there’s always a can of tuna in the pantry. And with just that one can of tuna, plus the few stray items in your fridge, you can make a perfectly good dinner that’s easy and delicious.
These Easy Tuna Patties are sort of like hamburgers, except instead of ground beef, they’re made from a mixture of tuna, breadcrumbs, and eggs. Seasoned with onion, celery, mustard, pepper, dill, and Old Bay seasoning, these little patties are so packed with flavor that no one at your dinner table will suspect this is a meal you pretty much made out of nothing. You can serve them on rolls, just like a burger, or by themselves with any green vegetable.
Of course, you don’t have to wait for an empty-fridge emergency to make these. They make a perfectly good easy dinner at any time. You can even make them with other kinds of fish besides tuna, which is handy if you have some leftover baked fish to get rid of. All in all, they’re a very handy recipe to have up your sleeve for any occasion.
Easy Tuna Patties
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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- ¾ cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
- 4 (5 ounce) cans albacore tuna, drained
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- ⅛ cup finely diced onion
- ¼ cup finely diced celery
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dill
- 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Old Bay, tuna, mustard, onion, celery, black pepper and dill. Pour in egg/lemon mixture.
- Shape tuna mixture into about eight 1-inch-thick patties. NOTE: If you have time, it is best to refrigerate patties for at least an hour. This will help them stay together better during frying. However, this is no a required step.
- Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Fry patties until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.