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.

Wendy

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir tuna, egg, celery, mayonnaise, walnuts, parsley, and dill together in a bowl until evenly combined. Form mixture into two patties.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 24.2g 48% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 29.3g 45% DV; cholesterol 147.2mg 49% DV; sodium 283.9mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2013
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. : ) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2017
Made exactly as recipe specified. Extremely frustrating because the patties fell apart in the pan. This recipe needs a binder. I'll add bread crumbs next time. Flavor was excellent however. Read More
58 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2013
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. : ) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
These are very tasty. The only suggestion I have is to add a small amount of panko or bread crumbs for consistency and to refrigerate the patties a bit before frying . I find these better than the Easy Tuna Patties recipe, as we prefer the cheddar cheese to Parmesan, butter for frying rather than oil, and the herbs give these a great flavor. The walnuts are another great addition - and I toast mine first for extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2013
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!!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2014
Didn't have any dill and used dried parsley. A new family favorite Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2014
So good but I used Pam instead of butter to save on calories and fats. Ate it on a wheat bun. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2017
Made exactly as recipe specified. Extremely frustrating because the patties fell apart in the pan. This recipe needs a binder. I'll add bread crumbs next time. Flavor was excellent however. Read More