Savoury Tuna Patties

This tuna patty recipe is quick, easy, and oh, so tasty. Canned tuna, potato and eggs are mixed with Dijon mustard and chili flakes for kick and balanced with the freshness of lemon and dill. Serve as an easy appetizer with a dollop of tartar sauce, or combine with a side salad as a main dish.

Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
20 min


  • 2 large baking potatoes, cooled and mashed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cans (6 oz (170 g) each) chunk white tuna, drained
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp ( 30 mL ) chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL ) grated lemon rind
  • 1 tsp ( 5 mL ) Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp ( 2.5 mL ) dried chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) water
  • 1 cup ( 250 mL ) Panko or regular bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup ( 60 mL ) all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Mix potatoes, 3 eggs, tuna, green onions, dill, lemon rind, mustard and chili flakes (optional) and blend well.
  3. Form mixture into 8 equal patties, about 1-¼ inches (3 cm) thick. Lightly whisk remaining egg with water in shallow bowl or pie plate.
  4. Place bread crumbs in another pie plate. Lightly dust each patty with flour and dip into egg mixture, coating both sides. Place each patty in bread crumbs and coat both sides. Place patties on baking sheet and spray them lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Bake patties in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven until tops are golden, about 10 minutes. Flip patties and lightly spray with cooking spray; continue baking for about 10 minutes. Patties are done when they are heated through and coating is golden.


Serve with a dollop of tartar sauce, if desired.