Recipe: Tuna & Potato Patties

I found this great recipe a while back and finally got around to making it this weekend. I made a variation of the original recipe by adding an additional can of tuna and some garnish. They are ridiculously easy to make and are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, they are quite filling so I had a them as a late breakfast. They require only a handful of ingredients and there’s lots of room for creativity and substitution in this recipe. You’ll need:

  • 2 cans of flaked tuna, drained
  • 2-3 large potatoes, boiled (skin on adds great texture)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs (1/2 in mixture, 1/2 for coating)
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • Parmesan cheese


In a bowl, mash the boiled potatoes and add the tuna flakes. Once combined, add the corn kernels, onion, egg, breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine all ingredients.

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Using your hands, shape the mixture into 12 patties and coat them with the remaining breadcrumbs.


Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat and cook the patties for a few minutes on each side or until you’ve reached desired browning. Gently remove excess oil with a paper towel.


I really wanted to add some refreshing topping to these patties, so I diced up some roma tomatoes and sprinkled them on top with a dash of Parmesan cheese. I also made a quick chipotle mayo to dip these bad boys in and boy, did they go well together.

They keep well in the fridge and are so easy to fry up for a quick and easy meal. As I mentioned before, they provide a great opportunity for creating different variations. I really think some diced chorizo or cured ham would be great in these patties, maybe even a little garlic. Whatever you choose to add, I’m sure will be delicious.

Share your ideas in the comments!

You can find the original recipe I used here.

Happy eating!


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