Tuna Patties

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by rpgaymer

These tuna patties taste like crab cakes, and are easy to make. I like putting the patties on buns and topping them with pickled jalapenos... YUM.

Top Review by JackieOhNo

I cannot say enough good things about these tuna patties! I made this exactly as posted, using whole wheat breadcrumbs, and about 2 t. of celery salt. The sambal oelek was fantastic! I ended up getting 10 patties out of this (I guess I like them a bit smaller). As suggested, I ate mine (sans bun) with a pickled jalapeno, which I loved. I had no trouble with texture, and they held together well. I will definitely be making these often!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I use the light kind- works well)
  • 4 tablespoons chili paste (like Sambal Oelek)
  • 1 12 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 -2 teaspoon celery salt (to taste)


  1. Combine the tuna, bread crumbs, celery and mayo in a large bowl. Blend in the chili paste, lemon juice, and celery salt. Mix everything well.
  2. Form 4-8 patties, depending on how large you want them. Fry lightly in a sprayed skillet over medium heat about 5-8 minutes, flipping once. Patties are done once they are well-browned.

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