Tuna patties

Tuna is relatively  inexpensive. Most kids enjoy almost anything that is served on a bun and resembles fast food. The perfect choice may be a tuna patty burger served on a whole wheat bun.

It is quick and easy. It is good enough to please the palates of adults as well as children. This could easily become a family favorite.


1 tablespoon water

2 large carrots

3 teaspoons of fresh parsley

2 egg whites, lightly beaten

1 lemon

½ teaspoon dried dill

½ teaspoon pepper

2 six ounce cans of tuna

2 tablespoons of olive oil


Take the carrots and chop them into small slices. Place the carrot in a glass microwave cooking dish with cover. Add the water. Microwave the carrots until they are completely soft. Take a fork and mash the carrots.

Wash the parsley. Give it a shake and lay it on a towel and pat it down to dry. With a pair of sharp kitchen shears snip the parsley into tiny pieces. Mix the parsley with the carrots.

Zest the lemon. This can be done with a traditional zester or a small grater works as well. The lemon should have a thin layer of white fiber left after zesting. Add the zest to the carrots. Cut the lemon in half and use a hand squeeze juicer to add the lemon juices to the carrots.

Rinse and drain the tuna and mix with the carrot mixture. Stir well.

Crack the eggs and separate the whites. (Save the yolks if you can use them for cooking or facial mask.) Lightly whip the egg whites. Add dill and pepper. Mix in with the other ingredients. The egg whites will help the patties stay together, but it takes care to form the patties.

Heat the olive oil in the pan. Carefully add the patties to the heated oil. They should could 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown.

Serve patties with traditional condiments and a few specialties. These may include sliced tomatoes, tartar sauce. mustard, sliced onions, pickles, lettuce and other family favorites.

Sweet potato fries make a colorful and tasty side dish.



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