My sister, Sarah (Delectable Dining), recently posted this very recipe, except she substituted salmon for the tuna. I've made both versions--my husband really likes the salmon patties, but refuses to try the tuna! My Mom used to make these when we were growing up and I think it's safe to say that it's one of those meals that my sisters and I all enjoyed! I wasn't exactly sure how my kids would feel about this recipe, so I went ahead and made them macaroni and cheese, however, no sooner did I sit down to eat my lunch, they both started swarming around me like a pack of vultures! I halved the recipe, because I figured I'd be the only one eating and needless to say, I got all of a few bites--my kids inhaled ALL of them!!! (One can makes about 4 patties). My little non-picky eaters make their Mommy proud :) Next time, I'll definitely make two cans, because my son was even asking if there were any more tuna patties left for his dinner!
Tuna Patties with Lemon Dill Sauce
2 small cans tuna 1 cup finely crushed saltines 1 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (more if desired) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Lemon Dill Sauce: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon (or more) dried dill weed
Drain and flake tuna. Stir in cracker crumbs, celery, onion, mayonnaise, eggs and dry mustard. Shape into 12 patties, using about 1/4 cup mixture for each. Cook in a greased skillet for 8-10 minutes, turning once.
For sauce, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice and dill weed. Mix well and spoon over tuna patties.
NOTE: If desired, serve tuna patties in warmed, split pita bread with sauce, lettuce, tomato and cheese.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)