Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuna Time!

I stocked up during lent on all the tuna sales the store ran.  I have several cans hidden away in the pantry and they come in handy for those days I don't know what to make for dinner.

I learned one of my favorite ways to fix tuna from my mother.  We always called them tuna patties growing up and they resemble crab patties.  They are simple, filling, and cheap. 

I like to eat mine on a buttered piece of bread, but my family likes them plain.  Serve them with a helping of macaroni and cheese and a pickle. 

This is what you will need:
1 can tuna packed in water
1 egg
1/2 package of crushed saltine crackers
1/4 cup milk-  you will want your mixture to be wet and sticky, but not runny
salt and pepper to taste

I double this recipe to feed everyone in my family. 

Open the tuna and drain the liquid.  In a bowl, add egg and crackers to the tuna fish.  Mix and add your milk.  Season.

Preheat a skillet and add a little oil.  Pat the tuna into patties with a fork and fry.  Flip them after a few minutes.  When they are browned and cooked through, serve.

What's your favorite way to indulge in this old pantry staple?

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