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    Never Fail Tuna Patties (Salmon Works Too)

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    Cook Time:

    21 mins

    15 mins

    6 mins

    twissis's Note:

    I've made these for so long that I'm not sure of the recipe origin. They never fail, are easy to make & always good. They also work well & impress as a starter if served with crisp veggies, tartar sauce or a light mayo sauce thinned-with-milk & flavored with lime juice, dill & chives. Makes 4 patties of entree size or 6-8 of starter size. *Edited to Add* -- My spec thx to Chef JillAZ for reviewing this recipe for the Freezer Tag Game in the OAMC Forum & for the info she provided. Pls see Note #2 at the end of Prep Steps for this info. :-)

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    Patties

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna (water packed)
    • 2 medium size eggs
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice (preferred, but lemon ok)
    • 1 teaspoon dill
    • 1/4 onion, finely minced (red or white)
    • crushed corn flakes, as bonding ingredient
    • olive oil, to brown patties

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine 1st 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl.
    2. 2
      Add corn flakes til you no longer see any liquid in the mixture, but more is usually better.
    3. 3
      Divide into 4 equal portions on a cutting board.
    4. 4
      Shape patties & flatten to 3/4 in thickness.
    5. 5
      Use spatula to transfer carefully to non-stick skillet & saute over med-low heat in olive oil til golden brown & crisp on both sides.
    6. 6
      Note #1: A variety of dry bonding ingredients can be used. I use crushed corn flakes or Pepperide Farm dressing mix. I don't care for the mushy texture of the end-product or the difficulty holding the patties together when potato is used.
    7. 7
      Note #2: For OAMC per JillAZ ~ *To freeze* (uncooked patties) prepare recipe thru Prep Step #4. Place patties in a freezer bag w/layers of parchment paper in between. Seal, label & freeze. *To serve* ~ Thaw in fridge or microwave & cook as directed. ~~ Cooked patties can also be frozen wrapped in plastic wrap & placed in a freezer bag. Thaw in fridge or microwave & reheat on stovetop or in oven.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 14, 2009

      55

      To be honest I hate tuna. I was originally making these for my 2-year-old's lunch. & I actually liked these! Not fishy at all. I used lemon juice & breadcrumbs instead of the cornflakes. I also grated the onion & added some pepper. My son scarfed these down! He loved them. This will be a go to lunch for him now! Thanks.

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    • on November 09, 2010

      55

      Delicious! I took the advice of the other viewers and used 2 cans of tuna and 3 eggs. For the filler I used uncooked 1 minute oatmeal (I use this in my meatloaf too) and it was wonderful! I didn't have any lemons or limes on hand so I used Lemon Pepper seasoning along with dill and salt and pepper. Cooked with butter. Excellent.... definitely will make this one again!

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    • on March 03, 2010

      55

      These were so delicious! I love that they are easy, quick, and healthy! I doubled them and only used 3 eggs. Also, I used low salt saltine crackers for the bonding ingredient....worked wonderfully. I also used white albacore tuna in pouches (just a preference). They were moist, flavorful, and my house smelled like a seafood restaraunt while they cooked. I served them with tartar sauce, but they are also delicious with plain old ketchup or a squeeze of lemon. Thanks for this awesome recipe that I will definitely use again and again :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Never Fail Tuna Patties (Salmon Works Too)

    Serving Size: 1 (79 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 97.3
     
    Calories from Fat 37
    38%
    Total Fat 4.1 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 97.9 mg
    32%
    Sodium 48.2 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.4 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.5 g
    2%
    Protein 12.7 g
    25%

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