Never Fail Tuna Patties (Salmon Works Too)

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 21mins
YIELD: 4 Patties


  • 1
    (6 ounce) can tuna (water packed)
  • 2
    medium size eggs
  • 2
    tablespoons lime juice (preferred, but lemon ok)
  • 1
    teaspoon dill
  • 14
    onion, finely minced (red or white)
  • crushed corn flakes, as bonding ingredient
  • olive oil, to brown patties


  • Combine 1st 5 ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Add corn flakes til you no longer see any liquid in the mixture, but more is usually better.
  • Divide into 4 equal portions on a cutting board.
  • Shape patties & flatten to 3/4 in thickness.
  • Use spatula to transfer carefully to non-stick skillet & saute over med-low heat in olive oil til golden brown & crisp on both sides.
  • Note #1: A variety of dry bonding ingredients can be used. I use crushed corn flakes or Pepperide Farm dressing mix. I don't care for the mushy texture of the end-product or the difficulty holding the patties together when potato is used.
  • Note #2: For OAMC per JillAZ ~ *To freeze* (uncooked patties) prepare recipe thru Prep Step #4. Place patties in a freezer bag w/layers of parchment paper in between. Seal, label & freeze. *To serve* ~ Thaw in fridge or microwave & cook as directed. ~~ Cooked patties can also be frozen wrapped in plastic wrap & placed in a freezer bag. Thaw in fridge or microwave & reheat on stovetop or in oven.