Tuna Patties

They’re cheap, they’re easy, and best of all, they’re on protocol for IP!  And if I do say so, they kick ass.  I only say this because the recipe is my own, literally and truly, well, except a bit about adding egg…my dad told me to do that after I told him of my experimenting, and now we have…perfection!

Kara’s Tuna Patties (made on an electric griddle)


12 oz Tuna (Chicken of the Sea Light tuna in water)

1 large egg

1 tsp spicy brown mustard

1 tbsp Old Bay

Seasoning to taste: Onion Powder, Cayenne pepper


Heat the skillet to 300 degrees (or medium heat for a while on electric stovetop etc.), drain the tuna, then mix together the ingredients (yes all of them) in a small or medium size mixing bowl.  I typically make this as an 18 ounce batch (add one more egg) and use the medium size, but a small bowl will work for 12 ounces, just be a bit full.  Mix thoroughly, either with forks or hands, but not an electric mixer (don’t want pureed tuna, that just seems gross).

Place tuna in “pattie size” lumps on the pam-sprayed,preheated skillet, cook for roughly 5-7 minutes each side, until browned, then dish em up and voila!  Makes 2 full grown up size servings of 6 ounces tuna + 1/2 egg, and if you can do 3 eggs for a meal serving, I figured that a 1/2 egg must count towards another ounce of lean protein.  If you like a bit more heat, drizzle the patties with red chile flavored olive oil (I think that’s what it’s called) and it is a-mazing!

Great veggies to make on the side are tri color peppers (hell they go with anything I think), green beans (remember, only twice a week for those), asparagus (om nom nom) or roasted cauliflower.

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