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2 tuna patties on white plate, cut into with fork

Tuna Patties recipe

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Fresh Ahi tuna makes these tuna patties moist and delicious every single time. Best part? This healthy meal is ready in 30 minutes!

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 cakes 1x



For the tuna patties:

  • 8 oz fresh ahi tuna
  • 1/2 C cracker crumbs (we used a club crackers )
  • 1 tbsp old bay seafood seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Cilantro
  • Fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1/4 c cocktail sauce
  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • Tsp fresh lime juice


  1. Dice tuna into 1/4" pieces and place in a mixing bowl
  2. Squeeze one fresh lime wedge onto tuna
  3. Salt and pepper tuna, and mix in old bay seasoning
  4. Crush crackers and cilantro and mix to an oatmeal consistency (you want some larger pieces)
  5. In a separate bowl, scramble the egg and add to tuna.
  6. Combine cracker crumbs with tuna and mix together (it will look wet, don't worry the crackers will absorb the liquid).
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes
  8. Heat a sauté pan over medium high and add tbsp olive oil
  9. Divide tuna mixture into 3 equal parts and form into balls and lightly smash to flatten top and bottom
  10. Place in sauté pan and cook over medium high heat for 2 minutes, turn over and cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Serve with fresh lime and drizzle with tuna sauce


  • MAKE A TUNA BURGER: make a larger sized patty put it on a bun with fresh tomato & lettuce for an out of this world, healthier burger
  • DON'T OVER-MIX: make sure to keep larger pieces of tuna in the mix for optimum flavor.
  • LEFTOVER TUNA STEAK: got leftovers? This is the perfect tasty and easy fresh tuna recipe!
  • SERVE OVER A BED OF GREENS: for an easy, gluten free meal
  • STORE in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Appetizer or sandwich
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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