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Recipe Tuna Patties

Tuna, Quinoa and Vegetable Patties

 Tuna quinoa patties

This week’s Fresh and Fast Friday Recipe is a spin on a solid favorite.

I will put it out there and say that I have made tuna patties many times and they have tasted ok. These are the best version I have made.

The texture was crispy on the outside and soft (but not mushy) on the inside. They have a were very tasty and happily finished off for dinner, with only a few to squabble over for lunch the next day.

Recipe Tuna Patties
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Made with vegetables and quinoa these tuna patties are a twist on an old favorite. Ready on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup of raw quinoa rinsed then cooked in boiling water for approximately 10 minutes - until you see the little tails appear)
  • 2 medium potatoes cooked and put through a mouli (or mashed with no liquid added)
  • 1 tin of drained tuna in springwater - 425 grams
  • ½ carrot grated
  • 1 corn cob - cooked and kernals removed
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon of Spanish Olive Salt or ½ teaspoon of regular salt
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rye flour
  • 2 tablespoon of oil of choice
  1. To a bowl add all of the ingredients (except the oil) and stir to combined
  2. Heat a pan to hot with the cooking oil added
  3. Scoop tablespoons of the mixture into the pan 4 at a time - do not overcrowd them
  4. Cook each pattie until it is golden on each side
  5. Drain on absorbent towel and keep warm in the oven while until all are cooked
  6. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and fresh coriander leaves plus vegetables or a salad


Tuna Quinoa Patties

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{ 8 comments… add one }
  • SarahN August 10, 2012, 8:23 am

    I think I’ll try these, but I’ll usual ‘normal’ flour, just to save seeking out another ingredient. Looks good!

    • Kyrstie August 10, 2012, 11:53 am

      They will work fine with normal flour Sarah, just use slightly less. You should be able to tell by the texture of the mix.

  • Seana Smith August 10, 2012, 10:28 am

    Hello, I like the idea of having a range of recipes to look at on a Friday, inspiration for the weekend and for next week.

    • Kyrstie August 10, 2012, 11:52 am

      Hi Seana, thanks for your comment. I appreciate your feedback. K

  • Nic@diningwithastud August 10, 2012, 2:53 pm

    What a great recipe! I have fish in the fridge (although not tuna) so I might give these a go 🙂

  • PlanningQueen August 11, 2012, 8:32 am

    I am yet to try one myself but have them bookmarked and added to my list of recipes to try. I want to add to my quick recipes.

  • Chris August 15, 2012, 11:00 am

    I made these last night, my 10 month old loved them! I would probably add a few herbs for flavour next time, also I’m not sure if we have different sized table spoons, but I ended up with 30 patties, not 16! Thanks for the excellent idea, I’ll definitely be making them again, particularly when I have fructose malabsorbant friends over.

    • Kyrstie August 15, 2012, 8:24 pm

      Hi Chris, thank you so much for your feedback. I love hearing that people have made and enjoyed one of my recipes. It makes my day 🙂 Thanks for letting me know about the sizes. I have rechecked my recipe and I haven’t written it very clearly so I aplogise for that. I use a big old spoon I have and scoop out a heap of the mix and then form them in a bowl, I estimated (very badly!) the amount as I make larger ones for Mr Fresh and little ones for the boys. I apologise for the inaccurate measure – the mix did make 16 for me but I will make them again soon and make the spoon measurement clearer and update the quantity.

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