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
1/4 cup chopped Onion
2 packages of Saltine Crackers (I only had one pack, so I added bread crumbs as a substitute)
Greek Seasonings (optional)
CURRY (in all caps because it makes the tuna pats)
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.