Published Jul 10th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 324.8

These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a sandwich.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 10 tablespoons Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 3 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl; stir in Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs to make a paste. Fold in tuna and onion until well-mixed. Season with black pepper. Shape tuna mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties.
  2. 2 Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry patties until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 324.8
  • Carbohydrate 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol 124.6 mg
  • Fat 15.5 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 31.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.2 g
  • Sodium 408.7 mg
  • Sugar 1.2 g

Chef's Notes

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.
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  1. Easy Tuna Patties Haiku: "This was a surprise! Such a pleasant one, indeed. Like salmon patty!" Only things that I did differently were to add a shakey-shake of dried dill, and then refrigerate the patties for a few hrs. so that they'd hold together better when frying. The best part about these were the leftover - Read more ...
  2. What a lovely dinner! Ok- so I didn't think it would hold together with so little egg - but it did! Instead of using chopped onion I used a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and I added a few dashes of old bay season. To make the patties I put a bit of the - Read more ...
  3. I'm 13 y/o and I cooked this for my family for lunch. They absolutely loved it! yummy yummy
  4. These were easy enough but I thought the texture was a bit lacking. Next time I'll add celery or jicama for more crunch.
  5. I was very happy with the way my cakes turned out! Substituted some ingredients for what I had available- used lime juice in place of lemon, added cilantro, diced sweet pepper and celery, both red and green onion, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.. I patted them in panko then tossed them - Read more ...
  6. I made these tonight on a whim, because my husband told me a while back he wanted Tuna Patties. I changed up the recipie a bit, by using 4 cans of 5oz Tuna in Oil and adding some old bay seasoning, onion powder (instead of onions), and garlic and herb seasoning. I made them and - Read more ...
  7. I really enjoyed this recipe. I made some slight changes by only using 2 cans of tuna and 2 tbsp of oil. I substituted Panko for the bread crumbs. I still got 6 patties out of it. The calorie breakdown for the way I made them was 142 cal/patty. I fried them as instructed for - Read more ...
  8. Pretty good--these reminded me of the salmon patties my mother made for me when I was young. I had a little trouble with the first batch falling apart, but on my second batch I made the patties fatter (they kind of looked like baseballs in my skillet) and they seemed to hold together much better. - Read more ...
  9. Tasty! I have a recipe that I usually make, but these were great for a change...I really liked the addition of the parmesan cheese. The only change I made was to coat them in additional breadcrumbs before frying. I would def make these again! Thanks for sharing. :)
  10. These were very good. They didn't fall apart when I cooked them like most fish cakes. We had them with tartar sauce on buns. I'm going to add some Old Bay next time for extra flavor
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