tuna patties

Tuna Patties Recipe

Tuna patties are a simple and economical classic to make. They are perfect when you are running low on time yet still want to make something healthy to eat. The main ingredients you need for tuna patties are canned tuna, eggs, flour, and chives. They are so delicious that without a doubt, this very simple Tuna Patties recipe is sure to become a favourite with your family.

Tuna Patties Are Great For Children’s School Lunchboxes

Tuna patties can be served cold and they will still taste great. So they will always make a really fantastic addition to any healthy school lunch box. You can easily include them as a snack or add them to your children’s sandwiches with lettuce and mayonnaise. Certainly, tuna patties make a nice change from the usual cold meat fillings. Furthermore, they are a much healthier choice, because they don’t contain any of the usual preservatives and salt content that you will find in sandwich meats such as ham and salami.

Perfect For Dinner

When I hit one of those days where I have no clue what to make for dinner, tuna patties are my go-to dish. The reason for this is because I usually have all the ingredients on hand and they take very little time to make.

Tuna Patties Are Healthy And Economical

All you need is one big 425g of tuna to make about 10-12 tuna patties. Undoubtedly, this makes it a very inexpensive choice of protein. In addition, tuna is also an excellent source of vitaminB12 and it contains omega-3 fatty acids which are very beneficial for the health of your heart.

Recipe For Tuna Patties


  • Large (425g) canned tuna. You can use tuna in springwater but tuna in olive oil tastes better
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Oil for frying. I prefer to use rice bran oil


  1. In a large bowl whip the egg whites until soft peaks form
  2. Add the tuna, chives, yolks, salt, pepper, and flour and mix until combined
  3. Heat the oil in a large frypan. With a large spoon scoop out patties into the frypan. cook for approximately 3 minutes until golden brown then turn. continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the underside is brown.
  4. Continue cooking the remaining batter

What To Serve With Tuna Patties

  • Garden salad
  • Rice
  • Potato salad
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Broccoli salad
  • Potato fries
  • Coleslaw
  • Quinoa and vegetables

egg yolks for tuna patties recipe

Separate eggs and beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Whipped egg whites

Mix tuna, flour, yolks, chives, salt, and pepper to the egg whites.


frying tuna patties

Fry tuna patties in batches and drain on a paper towel

tuna patties

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