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Asian Tuna Patties Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Asian Tuna Patties

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"A delicious, fast, and different way to eat tuna. Everyone who has tried this has asked for the recipe."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix tuna, egg, bread crumbs, green onions, and garlic. Blend soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, ketchup, sesame oil, and pepper into the mixture. Form the mixture into about 6 patties approximately 1 inch thick. Lightly sprinkle each patty on all sides with cornmeal.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Fry each patty about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2003

This is by far the best tuna patties recipe I've ever tried. It's so easy to prepare, and it has great flavor. I substituted crushed seasoned croutons for the bread crumbs, and it worked fine. I also realized after the fact that I'd forgotten to sprinkle the corn meal on the patties. They were delicious anyway. It just goes to show that you can't "mess up" this recipe. Thanks for sharing it, Michelle!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2003

Interesting combination of flavors- like nothing I had ever had before. Needed something else though... next time perhaps some fresh grated ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, more teriyaki sauce. Nice texture though.

Feb 26, 2007

This was wonderful!! i skipped the sesame oil as I didn't have any. I will get it for the next time though as my patties were a tiny bit dry. I loved this though and can't wait to have some for lunch tomorrow! Per another persons suggestions I made Peanut Butter Noodles(also from this site) to go with the patties. It was delish!

Sep 11, 2008

This was excellent! I DESPISE canned tuna, but was looking for a recipe using things I had on hand and so whipped up this with things in my house...and I'm so glad I did! I followed the recipe exactly except used regular onions instead of green onions. When I make it again, I think I will try coating it with breadcrumbs instead of cornmeal, as I don't care for the gritty texture that cornmeal has. Other than that, this recipe is awesome!!!

Dec 23, 2003

I wanted a different way to eat tuna, and this came out great! Served with some lemon wedges and a side dish of stir fry, it was a big hit. I'll definatly make this again!

Jan 11, 2006

Hearty & hits the spot. Goes together quickly. Overall, not too shabby. Omitted the green onion, since I didn't have any. Used olive oil instead of sesame, added about a tsp of peanut butter to replace the flavor of the sesame oil and for extra protein. Added a dash of 5-spice powder too. Cooked on a cast iron skillet with only a bit of olive oil. I'd make it again, especially to serve on a bed of lettuce and with steamed veggies on the side.

Sep 11, 2003

Boy..these did not turn out well at all!! I followed the recipe with the exception of using garlic powder in place of the real thing. For some reason, my tuna was very the problem could have been on my end. I just didn't think these had much of an asian taste to them. Won't be making them again, but thanks for sharing.

Jan 18, 2003

I was really psyched to try this one because of the great ratings, but I didn't think it was worth a 5--I grudgingly give it a four. The "Asian" flavor was very subtle, I guess I was expecting a stronger flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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