I don’t like tuna very much, actually. I eat it if I have to. For example if one day they say that tuna fish would disappear forever and I have just ıne chance to eat it one last time, I guess I wouldn’t eat it. Maybe I would eat as everyone eats, I don’t know.
But I know that I like all kind of patties. So turning tuna fish into patties seemed a good idea one day.
I had a better result than I imagined. Especially red hot pepper suited very well. If my husband loved hot as much as I do, I even could have increased the amount of pepper.
In most of the patty recipes generally just one egg is enough. As the tuna is dry and is inclined to scattering, it’s better to use two. For the same reason, it is better to use flour instead of bread crumbs.
Can I Cook Patties in the Oven?
When it comes to frying, many people have the same question; Can I do it in the oven? If the material you use in patties is not greasy like grouns beef or juicy like vegetables, it becomes dry and flavourless. If that doesn’t bother you, you can bake it. But instead, cooking in a pan with little oil just enough to cover the bottom of the pan will give you softer and more delicious patties. You don’t always have to fry in deep oil.
Enjoy the recipe…
- 500 g of tuna,
- 1 small onion,
- 2 eggs,
- 3 heaping tablespoons of flour,
- 1 handful of chopped parsley,
- 1 red hot chilli pepper or 1 teaspoon pepper flakes,
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper,
- 1/4 teaspoon of cumin,
- Vegetable oil to fry.
- Take the tuna in a strainer and drain all the oil / water,
- Grate the onion,
- In a deep bowl, crush the tuna in pieces,
- Add grated onion, egg, flour, parsley, chopped pepper, black pepper, cumin and salt, knead until they are in shape,
- Take small pieces of the mixture, make balls and press to flatten,
- Put enough oil to cover the bottom of a large non stick pan and heat,
- Place the patties in the pan and fry them on both sides.