Tuna Patties With Three Dipping Sauces

Recipe by Charmed
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 10 patties




  • In a food chopper, processor or blender, process the crackers into crumbs and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the flaked tuna, onion, bell pepper, cheese, mayonnaise, egg, salt, pepper, giner and dill. Add 6 tablespoons of the cracker crumbs and mix very well with a fork, making as smooth as possible. The texture should be soft, but firm enough to be able to form into patties. If needed, add a bit more of the cracker crumbs.
  • Put the remainder of the cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Scoop out a scant 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture, roll into a ball, put into the crumbs, press down to flatten the pattie to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick, then turn and dredge the other side with the crumbs. Put on a plate and continue until all the tuna mixture is used up.
  • If you can, let the tuna patties sit in the fridge for about 1/2 hour to set a bit.
  • In a large skillet (I like to use my electric set at 375) add enough oil to coat the entire bottom with a thin layer. When heated, add the patties and cook until well-browned and crispy on one side, then turn to brown and crisp the other side. Add more oil if needed as you go along. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel and top with a 2nd paper towel to help drain some of the oil, then serve with your favorite dipping sauce, or even plain. They are also good served cold.
  • Mustard Dill Sauce: In a bowl, combine the mustard, lemon juice, dill, sugar, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Add the oil gradually while whisking until all the oil is incorporated and the sauce is thickened. Let this chill in the fridge to blend flavors.
  • Honey Mustard: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth and well blended. Let chill in the fridge to blend flavors.
  • Curried Mayonnaise: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth and well-blended. Let chill in the fridge to blend flavors.