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Air Fryer Tuna Patties

plate full of delicious air fryer tuna patties

Air-Fryer Tuna Patties: A Delightful and Nutritious Meal Option


Transform your quick lunch or dinner with these bright and savory air-fryer tuna patties. Packed with flavor, they offer a tender middle and a perfectly crispy crust.



Ingredients: The Key to Flavorful Patties


The Perfect Blend for Tasty Patties:

  • Solid White Tuna in Water: 2 cans (5 ounces each), drained and flaked for the base.

  • Whole-Wheat Panko: ¾ cup, adding a wholesome crunch.

  • Fresh Veggies: ¼ cup each of finely chopped red onion, red bell pepper, and celery for a fresh crunch.

  • Binding Agents: 1 large egg, lightly beaten, and 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise to hold the patties together.

  • Flavor Enhancers: 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and 1 ½ teaspoons of grated lemon zest, divided for a fresh zing.

  • Lemon Juice: 2 tablespoons, divided, adding a citrusy note.

  • Cooking Spray: For a non-stick experience in the air fryer.



Cooking Steps: Simple and Efficient


Crafting and Cooking the Perfect Patties:

  1. Patty Preparation: Combine tuna, panko, veggies, egg, mayonnaise, parsley, lemon zest, and juice. Shape into 8 patties and chill.

  2. Air Frying: Preheat the air fryer and cook patties until crispy.

  3. Sauce Creation: Mix mustard with remaining mayonnaise, parsley, lemon zest, and juice for a creamy dip.

  4. Serving: Plate patties with arugula and a dollop of the sauce.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Can I use different types of breadcrumbs?

A: Yes, feel free to substitute with your preferred breadcrumb variety.


Q: How can I ensure the patties don’t fall apart?

A: Make sure to chill the patties before cooking to help them hold their shape.


Q: What are some alternative serving suggestions?

A: These patties are versatile and can be served in a sandwich, with a salad, or as an appetizer.


Q: Can these be made ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can shape the patties ahead and refrigerate until ready to cook.


Air-fryer tuna patties are a delightful, easy-to-make option for a quick and healthy meal. With their perfect blend of flavors and textures, they are sure to be a hit at any lunch or dinner table. Enjoy these delectable patties for a satisfying meal that's both nutritious and delicious.


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