These tuna patties are packed with flavor, incredibly easy to make, and come together in only ten minutes for the perfect addition to any meal.
All you need are a few simple ingredients and your favorite stainless steel pan to bring this recipe together. Whether you plan to eat them right away or freeze them in batches to save for later, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for the perfect tuna patties. Pair with a lemon wedge on the side and some aioli drizzled on top for the perfect lightened up lunch or dinner!
What You Need:
- 2 cans of tuna, drained
- 2 T Dijon mustard
- 2 eggs
- 1 t lemon juice
- ¼ cup finely chopped white onion
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- ¼ t each of salt, pepper, garlic powder, dill, and parsley
- First, mix all of your ingredients thoroughly in a bowl
- Next, wet your hands and form your mixture into ½ inch-thick patties
- Then, heat the pan over medium-high and add a drizzle of olive oil once hot
- Finally, sear your tuna patties for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and enjoy!
Getting that golden sear is the key to the perfect tuna patties, so your pan is your best friend in this recipe (mine is Calphalon Premier). It’s important to understand how to properly care for and use it in order to maintain it. If maintained the right way, you’ll be able to continue using it for years to come.
Tips on Using Stainless Steel Pan
- Preheat. It’s important to preheat the pan before using it to prevent food from sticking to the surface. After a few minutes on the stove, you can add your cooking oil. Remember to bring your food closer to room temperature before cooking also helps prevent sticking.
- Wash by hand. While most pans are dishwasher-safe, it’s better to wash them by hand to avoid damaging them over time.
- Don’t wash until cooled. Running the pan under cold water while it’s still hot can cause it to warp over time. It’s better to wait until it has cooled off before washing it.
Make Your Pan Non-Stick
While you don’t necessarily have to season your stainless steel pan, seasoning it can create a non-stick surface and help to maintain your cookware for longer. To start the process, you’ll need to heat the pan over medium-high for a few minutes before adding a thin layer of vegetable oil.
Next, you’ll continue to let it heat until the oil begins to smoke, then remove it and let it cool completely before using a paper towel to wipe away the oil. Once you’ve done this, you’ve created a non-stick surface for your pan.
Repeating this process every two to three months and following the tips above is all it takes to maintain a well-seasoned pan that can be used time and time again.
One last thing, not all pans create good searing. If you’re looking for a new one, here are some great options for good results.