I posted a comment on this post at Frugal Downunder this morning and promised that I would do my Tuna Pattie recipe for Friday Favourites this week
425g can of tuna
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
2 large potatoes, cooked and mashed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Drain and flake the tuna. Place in a bowl with other ingredients and combine thoroughly. Form into patties, dust lightly with flour and fry in a little oil.
Drain and serve with salad or steamed vegetables.
HINTS & MODIFICATIONS
I have tried all sorts of variations when making these patties but find that the combination of potato and rice provides the best binding agent.
I use arborio rice but any shortgrain rice which is well-cooked should work. Do not add any milk or butter when mashing the potatoes. The quantities are fairly flexible depending on how far you are trying stretch a tin of tuna.
I freeze these patties and they make a quick and easy meal when you are pushed for time.
You can vary them by using salmon or any freshly cooked fish. I have made them using leftover poached salmon and they were really delicious. Seasoning can be adjusted to suit – I have used lime juice, celery salt and French mustard at various times. You are limited only by your imagination.
I do not have any photos to go along with this post but I do hope you are inspired to experiment with this very basic recipe.