I was never much a fan of tuna patties, but I was tired of the same old same old tuna, and wanted the convenience they offer, I kept experimenting until I came up with these. I think they are very good, and are even better with one of the three dipping sauces I like to make with them (the mustard dill sauce is adapted from the Joy of Cooking). Made smaller into bite-sized pieces they also make great appetizers when served with the sauces. They are great cold as well, and even will tend to keep a bit of the crispness. Prepare the dipping sauce first so they can sit a bit in the fridge to let the flavors blend. If you can make the sauces the day before or early in the day, even better. Any creamy dill sauce is also good with these, or feel free to use your own favorite. They are even good plain without any sauce. As far as the crackers go, Ithe recipe calls for Ritz crackers, but I have also used Club, and even plain saltines or soda crackers in a pinch, although a bit of the richness of flavor is lost. I've also combined crackers when I've had some of each left over. Although you can make them into crumbs in a blender, I like to use my tabletop electric mini-chopper because it gives a better, coarser texture. The blender crumbs are very fine and will give excellent results as well, I think the slightly coarser crumbs are a bit better.