Canned tuna is easily one of my favorite protein – affordable and easy to purchase. I often think of ways to use tuna – tuna salad, tuna mayo, tuna with couscous, tuna anything. This afternoon, I suddenly had a craving for tuna again, but yet I wanted to use up the lone cucumber and some bell peppers I bought last week. So what do I do? Put them together and make tuna patties, of course!
The following amount of ingredients makes approximately 7 1.5″diameter patties.
- 1 can tuna in brine
- 1/2 cup shredded cucumber, squeezed dry
- 1/4 red bell pepper, chopped finely
- 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1/8 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ground black pepper
I mixed everything together and pan fried the patties over medium-high heat, 2-3 mins each side. My patties were a little soft because I didn’t chill the mixture before pan frying. If you have the time, it would be better if you could shape the patties and chill them first.
I love that this recipe is so versatile – you can switch up the veggies to your liking, add spices and seasonings (curry powder would taste good!), and the cooked patties can be eaten hot or cold!