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Fish Friday Tuna Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Fish Friday Tuna Burgers

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"This is a meal on a bun. My Mother used to make this for us when time was limited or when meat wasn't allowed. You can serve it alone with rice and vegetables or on a bun with tomato and lettuce. Delicious and filling."

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Original recipe makes 4 tuna burgers Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Mix drained tuna, onion, celery, egg, bread crumbs, bread cubes, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. If mixture is too dry to hold together, stir in reserved tuna juice, 1 teaspoon at a time. Divide mixture in fourths and shape each portion into a patty.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and pan-fry the patties until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Drain patties on paper towels.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2012

I usually don't really care for tuna, but I LOVED this recipe! I was very pleasantly surprised given the short list of ingredients, and expected these to be dry once prepared....however, they were very flavorful and enjoyed by all my family, including my picky 1&1/2 year old toddler! I doubled the recipe to make 8 tuna burgers. I did not have tuna pouches, so used 2, 5 ounce cans of tuna. I used 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper. I was concerned after mixing all the other ingredients that adding the day-old bread would dry these patties out too much, so I omitted that ingredient. I fried the mixture by 1/4 cupful and flattened in the frying pan. They cooked up beautifully about 2-3 minutes on each side. This will become a regular menu item in this house! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2013

I used canned tuna and this was not good. Other than that, I followed the instructions and it was not working for me. My husband liked it, but I think one could follow the same recipe using fresh tuna? Maybe give a good mince so it can be pattied? and this recipe needs acid

Jul 17, 2012

Quick and easy & everybody in my family liked it and asked for more. The burgers had a way better texture than the ones what require flour or heaps of bread crumbs.

Sep 13, 2014

I thought this recipe was pretty good. My husband said he preferred salmon patties, but I think it's a good recipe to change things up on my menu! I would make this recipe again. I forgot to add the slices of bread, but I really don't think that it made much of a difference. We also didn't eat it as a "burger", just as patties.

Aug 14, 2012

Great idea, came together quickly, tastes fantastic! I did sub 3/4 C. panko bread crumbs for the crumbs/bread cubes...for seasoning, used Everglades Fish & Chicken seasoning but omitted the salt/pepper...fried in butter, too...A funny thing, I put the lettuce & tomatoes on plate & drizzled with a drizzle of Pomegranate Vinaigrette, some got on the tuna and it really was good! Thanks, MareLou, for sharing your recipe...:)

Mar 22, 2013

Very very good and held together perfectly while frying. I doubled the recipe and added a bit of dill but otherwise left it alone. Made these for a friend for lunch that doesn't eat meat on Fridays and she loved them as well!

Nov 13, 2014

i made some alterations to it, like all breadcrumbs, a touch of prepared mustard, some dill, a small spoonful of mayo, and a sprinkle of citrus blast seasoning, came out wonderful!! a nice crust and still nice and moist! now that ive checked it out, this is going to be tested on the family soon!

Feb 14, 2014

This was easy to make. Very good.


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

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

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