Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 6 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs in an even layer on a sheet of waxed paper, reserve.
  2. With kitchen scissors, snip enough chives or green part of scallion to measure 2 tablespoons.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, egg yolk, chives, pickle relish, and cayenne pepper until combined.
  4. Flake the tuna into a bowl.
  5. Add the remaining 1/4 cup bread crumbs and stir until well combined.
  6. Drop 1/4 of the tuna mixture onto the crumbs on the waxed paper and form into an oval patty (about 3 inches).
  7. Coat both sides in crumbs.
  8. Repeat with the remaining tuna mixture and crumbs.
  9. Heat the olive or vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  10. Add the patties and cook until golden brown and heated through, about 3 minutes per side.


Most Helpful

easy to mix up, then i had my hubby cook them while i was gone to a class. they made a nice friday meal for lent (no meat).

patticakes March 10, 2003

Excellent - made as directed. Thanks for sharing

VA October 04, 2008

This is pretty much my recipe for tuna salad except for the bread crumbs (although I eat it mostly as a sandwich!) and the frying part. So glad you pushed this a little bit further, Dancer. This is, so far, my go to tuna pattie melt. Thnx for posting, Dancer.

Darkhunter October 02, 2008

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