I love these; if you have not tried Air Fryer Tuna Patties, you are so missing out. They are amazing, flaky, tender, and absolutely delicious.
My husband grew up as a good old midwestern boy, but he vacationed every year at Cape Cod, where he ate his share of great seafood. One of his favorite summertime treats was a plate of homemade tuna patties.
My mother also made these. I mean, they are the perfect mid-week meal, you only need a few pantry items, and you can have a great and delicious meal.
What Are Tuna Patties?
When you are looking for something quick and delicious to eat, look no further than your refrigerator and pantry. And you can whip up a mixture of canned tuna, egg, mustard, bread crumbs, and seasoning and make a great and quick seafood dinner.
There is nothing better than a meal that can be made in minutes, and the air fryer does an amazing job at crisping up the tuna patty.
How To Cook Tuna Patties In Air Fryer
- Canned Tuna
- Prepared Mustard
- Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, and Your Favorite Spices.
How To Make Tuna Patties in the Air Fryer
Start by mixing the tuna, egg, mustard, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.
Using your hands, mix well, and then shape into patties. As you make them place them in either a greased air fryer basket or on a greased air fryer tray.
Set in the air fryer for 3 minutes at 400 degrees F, flip the patty, and air fry for another 3 minutes.
Easy Cleanup For Air Frying Tuna Patties
It is easy, delicious, and with parchment paper, there is virtually no cleanup. Rinse the air fryer basket, throw after the parchment liner, and your clean-up from dinner or lunch is complete. This can be served as the main entree, over rice, or over a garden salad.
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Air Fryer Twix Bars | If you love desserts, you will love this air-fried Twix bar. It is loaded with sweetness and reminds you of fair food. The only thing is you do not have to worry about all the deep-fried grease.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | This is a delicious dinner or appetizer to whip up for a party or a weeknight treat. This is a must make for anyone who loves hot wings.
Why I Recommend Air Frying Tuna Patties
- Easy prep
- Flavorful and delicious
- Great for serving up as party food or meal
- Quick cook
- No excess oil needed as you would if you pan-fried
Tuna patties are a great recipe, and the air fryer is the perfect device to cook your patties. Simple ingredients the perfect amount of flavor.
Why did my tuna patties fall apart?
The biggest thing is to make sure you really mix your patties. Then make sure you use oil to spritz on the outside of the patties and on the tray to prevent them from sticking.
This is a must when it comes to air frying. Just make sure that you do not overcook your patties as well as they can dry out.
Can I Used Canned Tuna For This Recipe
Go right ahead and reach for canned tuna. The biggest thing is to reach for water-based, not oil. The oil can affect how the tuna patties form and hold shape. If all you have is tuna in oil, you can try it, but I can’t fully say if it will work right now.
These tuna cakes are best served fresh. But if you have leftovers, allow them to cool a bit, then transfer them to an airtight container. Then eat cold straight from the fridge or reheat them.
If you end up wanting to freeze some, go right ahead. Just place in the freezer in an airtight container. If you are going to stack, place wax paper between the patties, prevent them from sticking together.
Then thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Then reheat and enjoy.
What to Serve with Tuna Patties
Serve these up with some coleslaw, a salad, or any other side dish. Even a vegetable side dish can make a great side dish. Now serve these plain or add them to a bun to create a tuna burger if you want. It makes the dish heartier if you opt for a bun!
Some of my air fryer side dishes, which go with this meal are:
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- AIR FRYER PANZANELLA SALAD
- EASY AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA STUFFED MUSHROOMS
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- 7 ounces of canned tuna
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- salt, pepper, and other spices as desired.
- Start by mixing the tuna, egg, mustard, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.
- Using your hand’s mix well, and then shape into patties. As you make them place them in either a greased air fryer basket or on a greased air fryer tray.
- Set in the air fryer for 3 minutes at 400 degrees F, flip the patty, and air fry for another 3 minutes.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 442mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g