Saturday, November 13, 2010
I can't say I've ever liked the idea of tinned tuna, it reminds me of cat food.... But I am the kind of person who is willing to give everything a go at least once, and to try and force my tastebuds to adapt to foods that don't necessarily agree with me the first time round. Basically, because I want to be able to eat everything!
Tuna is definitely one of the foods that I've had to force myself (and Mr B) into liking. Fortunately the lovely Kate is a big tuna patty fan, and has managed to get me on the bandwagon! She made these for me a couple of weeks ago and they were so good the other night I decided to try and replicate her delicious recipe.... Apologies KB if I have messed it up!
3x medium potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
350g tinned tuna in spring water
150g tinned corn kernels, drained
2x spring onions, finely chopped
50g feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Sea salt & cracked black pepper
1 egg, beaten
Vegetable oil for frying
Place the chopped potatoes in a pot of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Cook until tender, drain, then season with salt and pepper and roughly mash. Pop them into the fridge to cool for about half an hour.
Meanwhile combine the tuna, corn, spring onions, parsley and feta in a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the cooled mashed potatoes and mix well.
Now take large-ish golfball sized lumps of the tuna mix and shape into patties. Brush with beaten egg and carefully coat in the breadcrumbs.
Heat about 1cm of vegetable oil in a large frypan over medium heat and fry off the patties in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until lightly golden on both sides, then rest on paper towel to remove any excess oil.
Easy right? I then served up my patties with a side salad dressed simply with olive oil and lemon juice.
Serves 2 - 3.