LOW-CARB TUNA PATTIES
For those that read my last blog post about my Low-Carb Korean Meatballs, you’ll remember that I wrote about going on a low-carb cleanse the last few weeks. I was trying to shed some extra pounds and just get back on track with my overall health and fitness. In the first week I lost about 7 pounds and 2% body fat so I guess you could say it was a successful diet! During that time, I had to experiment with a lot of different recipes that would fit into my low-carb lifestyle. These Low-Carb Tuna Patties were incredibly delicious, very low on carbs and surprisingly filling!
LOW-CARB INGREDIENTS USED
Seafood is a staple when you’re on a low carb diet because most fish are virtually CARB FREE and contain a substantial amount of protein and fatty acids. I used canned white albacore tuna in this recipe because it has the freshest flavor and a great texture for forming into patties. Other than the tuna, the rest of the ingredients in this recipe are all naturally low-carb or carb-free. The only substitute ingredient I had to use was almond flour instead of traditional breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs can have almost 40 grams of carbs per cup! So, switching them out for almond flour is crucial in ensuring this recipe remains low in carbs!
PREPARING THE TUNA PATTIES
A bonus about this recipe is that it can be whipped up in almost no time! After draining the tuna, you’ll crumble it into a large mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients into the same bowl. Mix everything until blended well and then start forming the mixture into patties. I was able to get 5 small tuna patties that were about 3 inches in diameter. If you want bigger patties you can either form less patties at a bigger size, or double the recipe! After forming your patties, place them on your buttered skillet and fry about 5 minutes on each side. You’ll get golden brown, perfectly heated tuna patties in no time.
SERVING THE TUNA PATTIES
As you’ll see from my pictures, I love adding a lot of extra condiments to my meals. Jalapenos and pickles go great as a “side” to this dish and help make you feel full and satisfied without adding much to the carb-count. But the main event when it came to toppings was definitely the Chipotle Ranch sprinkled with minced parsley! It had such a savory flavor that complimented the tuna patties perfectly. You won’t be disappointed with the results of this meal so go ahead and follow the easy instructions below. Enjoy!
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My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.