Potato Tuna Patties

Potato Tuna Patties

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My daughters love tuna in any form, asking for the "pink colored meat" pretty often. I have to find various ways to serve it and making this potato tuna patties turned to be one of the best ways.


These tuna patties are easy to make, using simple ingredients you have in your pantry and fridge and pretty quick too. You can even have your potatoes boiled one day before and save some more time. Tuna in combination with mashed potato, corn, lemon and green onion seems to be a winner for our family and I am certain it will be for you too. Just give them a try. 


The beautiful thing about these patties is that they can be served either for breakfast, lunch or dinner alongside a fresh salad and your favorite dipping sauce, either as appetizer. They keep well refrigerated and can be used for the next day meal, either warm or cold.

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  • Makes about 12 patties
  • 10 oz (300 g) potatoes, boiled with their skin on and chilled
  • 1 can (7 oz- 185g) tuna in oil, drained, flaked
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, for coating
  1. Mash the potatoes using a potato masher.
  2. Add the tuna flakes and mix with a fork.
  3. Add corn kernels, chopped spring onions, egg and breadcrumbs.
  4. Finally add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.PotatoTunaPatties_step9PotatoTunaPatties_step10
  5. Divide mixture into 12 portions. Shape them into patties. Place breadcrumbs on a plate and add the patties to coat.
  6. Heat oil over medium high heat in a nonstick pan. Cook patties for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Transfer the patties to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil. Clean the pan with a paper towel and repeat until all patties are done.
  7. Serve with your favorite salad, and sauce. We served it with our homemade chilli jam.
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Nutrition facts 1 Pattie (55g) - Calories:89, Fat:4.4g, Saturated Fat:0.8g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g, Carbohydrates:6.3g, Sugar:0.7 g, Fiber:0.5g, Protein:6.5g, Cholesterol:23 mg, Calories from Fat 40, Sodium 135mg, Potassium 73mg, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%, Nutrition Grade C+, Daily percentage valuesare based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On June 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm, nisreen said...
simple and easy to follow steps... to very yummy gourmet-looking dish... thanks for sharing ur recipe:)
On June 28, 2014 at 06:37 pm, Liz said...
Your tuna patties look fantastic. Bill would love them, too, so I'll keep them in mind for Lent when it's hard to find meatless meals that we both enjoy!
On June 29, 2014 at 10:12 am, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
I love tuna too, and this looks so easy to put together! Think it's a great dish for lunch box too!
On July 02, 2014 at 09:45 am, Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen said...
My son and I love tuna! Love that you combined tuna with potatoes to make patties. Can't wait to try these!
On March 25, 2015 at 11:22 am, Joy said...
I'm betting it would work with mashed cauliflower, too!

I think so too, that's a good idea:)

On May 25, 2015 at 06:44 am, Connie said...
Tuna and potatoes, my two favorite kinds of food combined together! I just made this for my family since they were too tired to cook a real dinner, and they loved it! Even my mom, who's not a tuna lover said it tasted delicious! Thank you so much Ella!

So happy to hear that Connie:) I am glad all the family loved it, and thank you for coming back with a review. Really appreciate.

On May 28, 2015 at 04:01 am, luzy said...
i tried it with crab meat instead of tuna, it tatsed yummy

Oh.. I am sure it tasted amazing. Glad you liked this idea.

On June 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm, Salima said...
Can you use tuna in brine?

Sure.. it will be good

On February 23, 2016 at 03:13 pm, Ali B said...
Made these this evening for the first and they're DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe!
On May 05, 2016 at 02:59 pm, Tessa said...
What would be the time and temperature if I wanted to cook these in the oven?

I would bake at 350F (180C) for about 20-30 mins?

On September 13, 2016 at 02:53 pm, mayce said...
This recipe is amazing! did it for fam and friends and they all loved it!
On October 21, 2016 at 09:49 pm, Amy said...
Hi i just prepared these; as a variation i used: Juice of 1 fresh lemon (replaces zest) 1 x Pre-sautèd brown onion diced cooked with minced garlic 2 cups grated chedder cheese Ill come back and let you know how they taste

hope you have enjoyed them

On October 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm, Jillian said...
Can't wait to try this. How much salt and pepper did you use?
On January 26, 2018 at 06:08 am, setasore said...
that's a very delicious recipe i tried it before it was amazing
On April 23, 2018 at 06:43 pm, Harriet said...
I tried the recipe using two cans of tuna, and loved it. Thanks
On November 20, 2019 at 02:46 am, marie said...
This is such an amazing recipe. Gonna try it today for sure ????

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