Lemon tuna patties

Lemon tuna patties



  • 1 cup leftover mashed potato
  • 400g tinned tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 4 bread crusts (ends of loaf) – crumbed in a food processor
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomato pesto
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Combine mashed potatoes, tuna, feta, half of the breadcrumbs, sundried tomato pesto, garlic, lemon zest, eggs and juice in a bowl.

Roll mixture into golf-ball sized patties, flatten slightly and coat with the remaining breadcrumbs.

Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Gently cook tuna patties until golden on both sides.

Serve with salad or veggies.

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  • It is best to use mashed potato with no added milk or butter. This will make the mix hold together firmly.
  • You can make up these patties and place them in the fridge to set for a while.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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