Pan Fried Tuna Patty Recipe -
Pan Fried Tuna Patty Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pan Fried Tuna Patty

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"Since I'm on Atkins, I'm always looking for something repeatable and delicious, and I've found it! We love this tuna patty at lunch. Highly Atkins/low-carb-friendly."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Stir tuna, egg, celery, mayonnaise, walnuts, parsley, and dill together in a bowl until evenly combined. Form mixture into two patties.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in hot butter until firm and golden, 2 to 3 minutes; flip and top each patty with Cheddar cheese. Continue cooking until second side is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2013

What a lovely tuna pattie recipe this is! I have made it several times. The first time I made as written..delicious! The second time I added a smidgeon of curry powder...delicious! And the third time I kept the curry powder and added about a tablespoon of finely chopped onion...delicious! Great as written, this is a recipe you can make your own. Thank you so much for posting it, Wendy. Loved it. : )

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 12, 2015

I thought that the patties were a bit mushier than I would've hoped. I really liked the walnuts in them- good taste and texture addition.

Mar 06, 2014

I don't normally like tuna patties but these were incredible!! I didn't have celery or walnuts so I left those out and I also put pepperjack cheese on top. So good! Will make again!

Dec 19, 2013

I omitted the walnuts only because I don't care for them but otherwise followed the rest of the recipe as written ... It's a keeper!! :-)

Jun 10, 2014

Loved these. The mixture will be runny so you can't really form them into patties, but this should be expected without a binder. The idea is to spoon them into the pan and slightly spread them out. They will firm up during the frying process. I had chopped pecans, so used these instead of walnuts. Only other change was to add a couple tablespoons of chopped onions. Yummy low-carb version of the tuna patties my mom used to make.

Sep 17, 2014

Needed a fast supper tonight that would work with my hubby's no carb diet and came across this. I did double the recipe and threw in some chopped onion. Very tasty! Adding this to my regular rotation.

Apr 30, 2014

My husband loves to fish, so I made this with fresh fish and it was awesome! I sautéed the fish and flaked it. I didn't have celery so I used diced onions. I also added red pepper flakes to give it a kick! I loved the walnuts because it gave them a crunchy texture. Good job Wendy!

Mar 08, 2014

Didn't have any dill and used dried parsley. A new family favorite


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  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 147 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 284 mg
  • 11%

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

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