Simple tuna patties include tuna, eggs, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and onions. You also need black pepper for additional seasoning and vegetable oil for frying the completed patties. An alternative recipe includes hot sauce and eliminates the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat two eggs and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Stir in 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and 3/4 cup of Italian breadcrumbs until the ingredients form a paste. Gently combine 18 ounces of drained tuna and 1/4 cup of diced onion. Season with black pepper. Form eight 1-inch patties. Fry the patties with three tablespoons of vegetable oil on medium heat for about five minutes per side. The finished patties should be golden brown. This recipe provides four servings.
An alternative recipe for grilling tuna patties includes one egg beaten with 1 1/2 cups of soft breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of chopped onion and 1/8 teaspoon of hot sauce. Combine 12 1/2 ounces of drained and flaked tuna. Form four 3/4-inch patties. Heat the grill to a medium heat. Place the patties approximately 5 inches from the heat. Cook until the patties are golden brown, which takes approximately nine minutes, only turning them once.