Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This was a favorite recipe of my grandmother.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain tuna.
  2. Remove the skin from the potato and break it up with a fork.
  3. Mix tuna with onion, egg and potatoe.
  4. Add a little salt and pepper.
  5. Shape into medium sized patties.
  6. Pour bread crumbs into a dish and roll patties in bread crumbs.
  7. Deep fry in hot oil until browned Serve with ketchup.
Most Helpful

I chose this tuna patty recipe because I had a leftover baked potato from the night before. Very easy to prepare. I did add some Old Bay seasoning. Also I made a good warm sauce by heating a can of cream of mushroom soup, a Tbsp or so of mayo, a little dried parsley and 2-3 Tbsp of milk. I don't see why you couldn't use leftover mashed potatoes too. Also I think you could substitute cooked chicken, salmon, ham or even corned beef. A good basic recipe that you can change to suit your tastes. I served these with homemade cole slaw and macaroni and cheese. A wonderful family meal!

DebbieCooks August 08, 2007

I used Ritz whole wheat crackers instead of breadcrumbs, and leftover cheezy mashed potatoes. This is soo good!

Shasha October 02, 2003

I really enjoyed these. Made them just to try them today. I plan on making them for my husband and myself on his next day off but will add just a little squeezed lemon once they are done. Great!!

FoodFromSicily July 27, 2011