BBQ Tuna Fritters


A fun way to make canned tuna taste less like canned tuna. These thin tuna patties are tasty enough to be eaten plain or in a pita pocket with lettuce and tomato.

pile of tuna fritters on white plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (5 ounce) can light tuna in water, drained

  • 1 egg

  • cup quick-cooking oats

  • 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce

  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onion

  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon dried savory

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, egg and oats until blended. Mix in the barbeque sauce, green onion, hot pepper sauce, savory, and salt.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the tuna mixture into the pan, and flatten slightly. Smaller patties hold together better. Cook until browned on each side, about 3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
19g Fat
28g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 440mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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