These are so easy and quick to make ! Plus tuna is something we all have in the cupboard and in-expensive but extremely good for you. I would recommend using tuna in brine or spring water .
Tuna serves as a source of complete protein — one that provides all 10 amino acids your body needs to survive. Your body utilizes these amino acids to maintain healthy tissue and uses specific amino acids to help support brain function and maintain a healthy hormone balance.
The fish provides a modest source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential fats your body uses to maintain healthy skin and hair and to maintain the health of your cardiovascular system and brain.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
2 6-ounce cans tuna
2 tsps Dijon mustard
1/2 cup brown bread torn into small pieces
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
A couple of drops of tabasco
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 teaspoon butter
1. Drain the tuna cans.
2. In a bowl, mix together the tuna, mustard, torn bread, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, and hot sauce. Mix in the egg.
3. Divide the mixture into 4 parts. With each part, form into a ball and then flatten into a patty.
4. Place onto a wax paper lined tray and chill for an hour. (You can skip the chilling, chilling just helps the patties stay together when you cook them.)
5. Heat the olive oil and a little butter (for taste) in a cast iron or stick-free skillet on medium high. Gently place the patties in the pan, and cook until nicely browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.
Enjoy with wedges of lemon, salad and some steamed vegetables like broccoli.