Recipe by Boomette
This is a recipe that look so good. And it can be frozen. The tuna patties can be served with a tartar sauce if you prefer. ETA : i made it on September 5, 2011. This is wonderful with the marinara sauce. I used fresh tomatoes from my garden. I had only 2 can of tuna, so I added a can of salmon. But it tastes only tuna. Even my son likes these patties. And he eats them plain. No sauce.
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 19 ounces crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1 (19 ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 egg
- 3 (6 ounce) tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 1⁄2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1⁄3 cup fresh chives, chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
Directions See How It's Made
- Marinara Sauce: In a saucepan, soften the garlic in oil. Add tomatoes. Bring to boil and let simmer slowly about 10 minutes. Add basil. Adjust seasoning. Set aside in a warm place.
- Patties: In a food processor, puree the beans and egg until creamy. Put in a bowl and add tuna, ½ cup breadcrumbs and chives. Stir well. Adjust seasoning.
- Put the remaining breadcrumbs in another bowl. Set aside.
- Shape the mixture of tuna in 12 patties of about ¼ cup each. Coat each one with breadcrumbs.
- In a large non-stick skillet, brown the patties in oil about 3 minutes each side.
- Serve with marinara sauce and a green veggie. Or you can serve with tartar sauce).