These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a sandwich.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl; stir in Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs to make a paste. Fold in tuna and onion until well-mixed. Season with black pepper. Shape tuna mixture into eight 1-inch-thick patties.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry patties until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.

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Nutrition Facts

324.8 calories; 31.3 g protein; 13.9 g carbohydrates; 124.6 mg cholesterol; 408.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2013
Pretty good--these reminded me of the salmon patties my mother made for me when I was young. I had a little trouble with the first batch falling apart, but on my second batch I made the patties fatter (they kind of looked like baseballs in my skillet) and they seemed to hold together much better. I think next time I might add a little more of the onion and perhaps some other spice to make it a bit more zesty, but the hubs and I did enjoy these very much. Thanks for the recipe! I'll make them again sometime soon! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2013
These were easy enough but I thought the texture was a bit lacking. Next time I'll add celery or jicama for more crunch. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 158
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2013
Pretty good--these reminded me of the salmon patties my mother made for me when I was young. I had a little trouble with the first batch falling apart, but on my second batch I made the patties fatter (they kind of looked like baseballs in my skillet) and they seemed to hold together much better. I think next time I might add a little more of the onion and perhaps some other spice to make it a bit more zesty, but the hubs and I did enjoy these very much. Thanks for the recipe! I'll make them again sometime soon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2014
I'm 13 y/o and I cooked this for my family for lunch. They absolutely loved it! yummy yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
I was very happy with the way my cakes turned out! Substituted some ingredients for what I had available- used lime juice in place of lemon, added cilantro, diced sweet pepper and celery, both red and green onion, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.. I patted them in panko then tossed them in the fridge to firm them up, then fried them in shallow oil in electric fryer @ 350 for 5 minutes per side. Wow, what a nice surprise.....soooo good! Drizzled sriracha mayo on top for a little heat....will DEFINITELY make this again!!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2013
Tasty! I have a recipe that I usually make, but these were great for a change...I really liked the addition of the parmesan cheese. The only change I made was to coat them in additional breadcrumbs before frying. I would def make these again! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
These were very good. They didn't fall apart when I cooked them like most fish cakes. We had them with tartar sauce on buns. I'm going to add some Old Bay next time for extra flavor Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2014
What a lovely dinner! Ok- so I didn't think it would hold together with so little egg - but it did! Instead of using chopped onion I used a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and I added a few dashes of old bay season. To make the patties I put a bit of the bread crumbs in a 1/2 cup metal measuring cup , packed the mix in very tight and added a bit more of the bread crumbs on top before turning the cup over on a tray. That portioned the mix out PERFECTLY and thought I would share that info! 8 gorgeous, perfectly packed patties that held up without falling apart at all! Amazing. Side notes on flavor- chipotle Tabasco is great on these and my 13 month old loved these to pieces! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2013
I really enjoyed this recipe. I made some slight changes by only using 2 cans of tuna and 2 tbsp of oil. I substituted Panko for the bread crumbs. I still got 6 patties out of it. The calorie breakdown for the way I made them was 142 cal/patty. I fried them as instructed for 5 min/side. I served them with a garden salad and used the honey and balsamic dressing from this site. It was delicious and healthy! I might throw in some zucchini next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
I made these tonight on a whim, because my husband told me a while back he wanted Tuna Patties. I changed up the recipie a bit, by using 4 cans of 5oz Tuna in Oil and adding some old bay seasoning, onion powder (instead of onions), and garlic and herb seasoning. I made them and my husband was disappointed I didn't make more lol. But they turned out fantastic :) I will definitely be making them again, with the additions I made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
Easy Tuna Patties Haiku: "This was a surprise! Such a pleasant one, indeed. Like salmon patty!" Only things that I did differently were to add a shakey-shake of dried dill, and then refrigerate the patties for a few hrs. so that they'd hold together better when frying. The best part about these were the leftover patties that I made into a patty melt w/ swiss cheese, a hunk of tomato and grainy bread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2013
These were easy enough but I thought the texture was a bit lacking. Next time I'll add celery or jicama for more crunch. Read More
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