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.

emily
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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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  • 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.

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  • 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

370.6 calories; protein 22.9g 46% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 18.5g 29% DV; cholesterol 111.9mg 37% DV; sodium 440.2mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
Cool recipe. I used what I had on hand so no green onion, hot sauce or savory- instead chopped yellow onion, garlic, and thyme. An extra egg white helped the cakes stick together perfectly. This recipe is very variable, cheap, and easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2008
This is an odd recipe. I like the flavor of barbeque sauce and I like the flavor of canned tuna. Together it doesn't work: it's way over the top barbeque sauce flavor and I even cut it back to two tablespoons. You really can't taste the tuna. I wanted this to be good because it is very easy to make but it misses the mark. I think canned tuna requires more delicate flavoring. In fact this recipe would probably be better with no BBQ sauce but then the name would have to be changed! You know what just fry 'em up and serve with mayo mixed with a little dill instead. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2005
Cool recipe. I used what I had on hand so no green onion, hot sauce or savory- instead chopped yellow onion, garlic, and thyme. An extra egg white helped the cakes stick together perfectly. This recipe is very variable, cheap, and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2008
This sounded really weird when I read the recipe but I was desperate for something to do with canned tuna besides a tuna noodle casserole. I thought it was decent and I would have given it four stars. I added the extra star because my extremely picky ten-year-old daughter said it was great and she NEVER says that about anything. The first time I made it I didn't have any barbecue sauce so I made a mix of catsup brown sugar vinegar spices and seasonings and it was even good that way. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2007
I was a bit surprised that BBQ sauce and oatmeal would work with tuna... but I have made these a few times now for my family and they are always a hit. I've found that using a slightly sweet Kansas City-style BBQ sauce provides better flavor with the tuna than a Texas-style spicy BBQ sauce--at least in my family's opinion. Don't be tempted to flip them before they are nicely browned on the first side or else they're more likely to fall apart. Even if they do fall apart though they're still tasty and I like to sprinkle the broken bits over fresh salad greens for a nice light lunch. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2008
This is an odd recipe. I like the flavor of barbeque sauce and I like the flavor of canned tuna. Together it doesn't work: it's way over the top barbeque sauce flavor and I even cut it back to two tablespoons. You really can't taste the tuna. I wanted this to be good because it is very easy to make but it misses the mark. I think canned tuna requires more delicate flavoring. In fact this recipe would probably be better with no BBQ sauce but then the name would have to be changed! You know what just fry 'em up and serve with mayo mixed with a little dill instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2007
Hubby loved these. I divided the mixture into four parts and the patties stayed together nicely. Don't try to form patties before you put them in the pan just spoon & pat like the directions say. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
Great keeper recipe! I made these exactly as the recipe says and they turned out wonderful even to my picky family. The only thing I didn't do was add the savory because I forgot to do so. I don't think it altered the taste that much. The BBQ taste was not overwhelming and just added a nice addition to the flavor. You could definitely still taste the tuna. Making the patties small as the recipe calls for helps keep them together well. We used these in wrap sandwiches and they were a healthy quick dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2008
I really liked this recipe! I made a few changes and it turned out great! Instead of using plain "canned" tuna I used a "hickory smoked" variety from a "pouch". Then I sprinkled a little lemon-pepper seasoning on top of each fritter while they were cooking. I finished it with a creole sauce made from creole mustard mayonaise lemon juice some black pepper and a little hot sauce. It really gave it a "New Orleans" kind of feel. I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2008
I was a little leary when I read the title of this recipe but it was wonderful! My husband even enjoyed it. I made a few minor changes because I didn't have everything on hand. Instead of hot pepper sauce I used a few dashes of hot sauce. I didn't have savory so I used 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and 1/4 tsp of thyme. The fritters turned out delicious! I put them in whole wheat pita pockets stuffed with lettuce and drizzled them with ranch dressing. I got 5 small patties out of the recipe. Next time I will make 4 patties so they will be slightly larger. It was a quick and easy dish to prepare. I will be making these in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
These are tasty little things the recipe isn't for a crowd wich is ok with me since it is only my husband and I who will eat them but they are easy simple cheap ( a word I love) and very good I will definitly make this again thanks for the recipe Read More
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