DSCN2353I was in the mood for some fried salmon patties one day last week but alas, I did not have any salmon in my pantry. I did, however, have some tuna, so I decided to substitute the tuna for the salmon. I must say, they turned out to be quite good!

2 (5 ounces each) cans water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
3 egg whites*
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced fresh onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until well blended. Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties.

2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: 137 Calories, 1 g Total Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 32 mg Cholesterol, 462 mg Sodium, 5 g Total Carbohydrate, 1 g Dietary Fiber, 26 g Protein, 24 mg Calcium.

* If you are not watching your cholesterol, you could use 3 whole eggs. The cholesterol count will, however, be higher.


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