tuna patties with olive

Tuna Patties with Olive Recipe

This recipe is a simple yet tasty variation of the old favorite – tuna patties. The addition of chopped olives and a pasta sauce definitely take these tuna patties well away from the ordinary.

Tuna Patties with Olive Ingredients (serves 4):

sebago or golden delight potatoes, peeled, cut into 5cm pieces 1 lb 4 oz 600g
can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked 1 lb 425g
brown onion, finely chopped 1  
pitted black olives, finely chopped 1/2 cup 125 ml
egg, lightly beaten 1  
plain flour 2 1/2 tablespoons  
olive oil cooking spray    
oven-roasted garlic and onion tomato pasta sauce 1 cup 250 ml
steamed green vegetables, to serve 1 lb 500 g


Tuna Patties With Olive Method:

  • Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and then mash until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Add tuna, onion, olives and egg to the potato. Mix well. Add 2 teaspoons flour and stir until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and shape into 1.5cm-thick patties.
  • Preheat oven to  320°F (160°C).
  • Place remaining flour on a plate. Coat patties in flour, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat until hot. Spray both sides of patties with oil.
  • Cook patties, in batches, for 4 to 5 minutes each side or until golden and heated through.
  • Place on a baking tray and keep warm in oven.
  • Meanwhile, pour pasta sauce into a saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Place patties on plates. Spoon over sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with steamed vegetables.


The prepared tuna patties can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before cooking.

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