Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
i came up with this recipe as a healthy snack that is very tasty and portable. the patties freeze well and reheat quickly in the microwave, so i often make extra batches to freeze. you can eat them in a sandwich, or just as is, with your fingers!
- 12 ounces tuna, water packed,drained
- 2 eggs or 2 egg substitute
- 3 tablespoons heinz-style chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 1 -2 cup oatmeal (regular will work better than 'quick oats')
- ground pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients EXCEPT OATMEAL in a large bowl, and mix well.
- Mix in 1/4 cup oatmeal at a time, until mixture is a good texture to form into patties.
- It should still be moist, but not drippy.
- If you are not in a hurry, put the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to make the mixture easier to form into patties.
- Otherwise, go directly to next step.
- Cover broiler pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
- Form mixture into a ball with your hands, and then flatten into a pattie and put on broiler pan.
- You can make whatever size you prefer, but make sure they are not very thick, or else the outside will burn before the inside is cooked.
- I usually end up with 9 patties per batch.
- Put pan in broiler and broil for about 8 minutes, or until top starts to brown.
- Take out the pan, flip the patties, and cook another 6 minutes or so, until other side browns.
- Remove from broiler and eat!
Thank you, bramble, for an easy to fix, but yummy recipe. I was afraid it would be too spicy for DD. I had leftovers from her b'day at a restaurant to serve her & made the tuna patties for DH & myself. I cut the recipe in half, which was good since I was almost out of horseradish. I think I ended up "underdosing" the patties a bit as far as the horseradish went, but they were still good. My 4 patties cooked a bit quickly, so I would advise broiling no more than 5 minutes for the first side & watching carefully. I squeezed lemon over the patties & that tasted good. I think canned salmon would work well for this recipe too. In the end, DD took a nibble & liked them as well. So next time, I will make the full recipe, separate out the patties & keep hers light on the horseradish.