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Grandma’s Fried Tuna Patties

Like a lot of cash-strapped college students, I was always looking for creative ways to eat cheap – and decently healthy. So, I was thrilled when my grandmother, having grown up in the Great Depression, shared this recipe with me.
15 Minutes Prep
– 10 Minutes Cook


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Mix well.
Form mixture into 12 1/2-inch-thick patties.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Working in batches, place patties in skillet in a single layer.
Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes each side, flipping once or twice. Transfer cooked patties to plate and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
Wipe out skillet and repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and patties. Serve warm. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. To re-heat, microwave for about 1 min.


4 cans (5 ounces each)chunk light tuna packed in water
1/4 cupCheez-It crackers, finely crushed
2 largeeggs, beaten
1/2 smallonion, finely chopped
1/2 tsppepper
2 tbspolive oil

Tips for this Recipe

  • KEY here is to use Cheez-It crackers for a richer flavor.  
  • While a bit unusual perhaps, I love serving these with ranch dressing.  

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