My mother used to make some sort of patty from a canned fish when I was growing up and it just looked gross. Of course back then I was picky and would only eat peanut butter and cheese. Not together, of course! I bet had I taken the time to give them a taste they would have been quite yummy. Of course she didn’t add this secret weapon to hers that makes them jam packed with flavor. No I believe hers consisted of crushed saltine crackers. And that’s ok too, as long as you season those bad boys up!
My version of the best tuna patties is slammed with flavor and even my kids eat these up as fast as they get on the plate.
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What do you need?
3 cans albacore tuna
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup Veganaise (or regular mayo if there isn’t an egg allergy)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups herb stuffing mix – We use Arrowhead Mills brand. Super allergy friendly!
What do you do?
Drain the liquid from the tuna and place in a bowl.
Throw all the other ingredients in and stir. Usually I do this by hand, much easier.
Form into small patties. We usually get 6.
In a large skillet, heat enough oil that barely covers the bottom over medium to high heat.
Fry them up on each side, until they are golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
We eat them along side roasted potatoes and usually zucchini.