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Tuna Pats

One of my favorite dinner memories as a kid was when my mom would make tuna patties. I would request those bad boys daily. She would whip them up with cheesy macaroni and broccoli for the sides. I was in hog heaven. I wish I would have gotten all my mother's recipes. She never kept a book of them. They were just always memorized. I did manage to get her tuna patties recipe. And I'm gonna share it.

Mom's Tuna Patties
(I altered it a bit with spices, because, well, I'm a spice head)
|| ingredients ||

6 small cans of Tuna in Water
3 Eggs
1/4 cup chopped Onion
2 packages of Saltine Crackers (I only had one pack, so I added bread crumbs as a substitute)
Garlic Powder
Cayenne Pepper 
Greek Seasonings (optional)
CURRY (in all caps because it makes the tuna pats)
Worcestershire Sauce
Parmesan Cheese
Oil for frying (I only use sunflower oil now)

- Open cans of tuna and drain. Put in a large mixing bowl. Crack the 3 eggs into bowl. Chop the onion and add. Then pour in crunched up saltines.

- Heat up a frying pan, with about a 1/2 inch of oil in it, to med-high. 

- Here's where it gets tricky. I have never been good with measuring out my ingredients. I usually just guesstimate and add. So, I am going to do my best here. Add 2 tsp garlic, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp parsley, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp Greek seasonings, 3/4 tsp curry, and about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce. Add around 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.

- Mix everything up with your hands. Form into oval patties. I got about 11 patties out of this batch. 

- When the oil is hot, add the patties. Fry on each side about three minutes, or until golden brown. De. Licious.

 I used my Pampered Chef Can Opener. I just had to show some pics of how it doesn't leave sharp edges. Perfect if you have kids. You just never know.

  Happy Cooking!!


  1. thank you for this recipe and i love how mych u love ur mother...

    1. You are so welcome! Thank you for commenting on some of my most meaningful posts. That means a lot. Let me know if you try this recipe! I'm craving them right now!


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