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The most interesting thing about this tuna patties recipe is that You can almost always find the necessary ingredients in the pantry and fridge, the patties are budget friendly and incredibly easy and quick to make. And of course they taste great!
2 200g cans tuna
2 teaspoons mustard
1/2 cup white bread torn into small pieces
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water (or liquid from the cans of tuna)
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A couple squirts of Crystal hot sauce or tabasco
1 raw egg
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 teaspoon butter
Drain the liquid from the tuna cans. If you are using tuna packed in water, reserve a tablespoon of the tuna water, and add a teaspoon of olive oil to the tuna mixture in the next step.
In a medium bowl, mix the tuna, mustard, torn white bread, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, and hot sauce. Sprinkle on salt and freshly ground black pepper. Finally mix in the egg.
Divide the mixture into 4 parts. Form them into a balls and then flatten into a patty. Place onto a wax paper lined tray and chill for an hour.
Heat the olive oil and a little butter (for taste) in a cast iron or stick-free skillet on medium high. Gently place the patties in the pan, and cook until nicely browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.
Serve with wedges of lemon. You can also serve with tartar sauce on slider buns for a tuna burger.
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