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How to Make Tuna Fish Fritters: Frugal and Tasty Tuna Recipe

Updated on March 25, 2020
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How to Make Tuna Fish Fritters: Frugal and Tasty Tuna Recipe


Tuna fish fritters are delicious. Included in this hub is an easy online tuna fish fritters recipe. Inspired by delicious Caribbean codfish cakes or fritters, I had the idea to make the far more accessible and inexpensive tuna fish fritter.

I looked to the Internet for some guidance on my ingredients measurements for the tuna fish fritters and here I must credit, approximately the ninth article down when I googled tuna fish fritters.

  • The author of this blog discusses experiments in the kitchen as a college student just cooking whatever is on hand.
  • I must say I completed college several years ago but I still love cooking on a budget, with minimal recipe ingredients.

I followed the recipe advice of this blogger as a starting off point for how to make tuna fish fritters and I made some minor changes of my own for the tuna fish fritters recipe.

For example, the blogger's recipe for tuna fish fritters calls for canned corn but I enjoy using "mexicorn" which is a combination of corn, red peppers and green peppers for this dish.

  • Canned mexicorn can be found in the same aisle as canned plain corn.
  • I additionally use 1 or 2 fresh limes at a cost of approximately 79 cents each as a garnish on the tuna fish fritters dish.
  • Squeezing the juice of the lime on to the tuna fish fritter makes the tuna fish fritters phenomenally tasty! Lime is a terrific accompaniment to fish in general.


Tuna fish fritters with lime

Tuna fish fritters
Tuna fish fritters | Source

Lime is so refreshing

You can squeeze refreshing lime on hot and delicious tuna fish fritters.

Tuna fish fritters, ready for serving at the dinner table

These hot, fresh and delicious homemade tuna fish fritters had canned mexicorn stirred into the fritter batter before the tuna fish fritters were fried in oil in a pan on the stove top.
These hot, fresh and delicious homemade tuna fish fritters had canned mexicorn stirred into the fritter batter before the tuna fish fritters were fried in oil in a pan on the stove top. | Source

Fried tuna fish fritters recipe

Here is the tuna fish fritters recipe, adapted from

Tuna fish fritters recipe

1. Ingredients for tuna fish fritters

  • 2 cans of tuna drained
  • a pinch of various spices including salt, garlic powder, parsley, black pepper and red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 raw egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • additional oil for frying
  • fresh lime for garnish

I like to use whole milk in this tuna fish fritters recipe

I like to use whole milk for this wholesome tuna fish fritter recipe but if you try using this recipe, feel free to use low fat or skim milk as a substitution if you choose to.

2. Instructions for how to make tuna fish fritters

  1. Open 2 cans of tuna in water and drain. Place the tuna in a large bowl.
  2. Add to the bowl one can of drained and rinsed mexicorn
  3. Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of each of the following: garlic powder, parsley, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  4. Add to that 1 cup of white flour, 1/2 cup of whole milk, 1 beaten raw egg, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Mix well.
  5. Heat a skillet with oil 1/2 inch deep and spoon the tuna fish batter into the hot oil in generous portions. While still a liquid batter, manipulate each fritter to maintain a somewhat round shape before they begin to cook and crumble if you try to fix the shape.

I keep canned tuna & canned mexicorn on hand for when I want to make tuna fish fritters

Canned tuna and canned mexicorn have a great shelf life and can be easily stored in a kitchen cupboard or pantry for whenever you might like to prepare this tuna fish fritter recipe.

3. Fry the tuna fish fritters

6. Fry each tuna fish fritter for approximately 5 minutes on each side, flipping each tuna fish fritter with a spatula like you would use for pancakes.

7. Remove the tuna fish fritters promptly from the heat once they are cooked and transfer the tuna fish fritters to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the extra oil/fat.

You can leave the tuna fish fritters on this plate or transfer the tuna fish fritters again to a new plate for food presentation, after the majority of the oil has been absorbed.

These tuna fish fritters taste best when served piping hot though and don't forget the sliced lime on the side. This tuna fish fritters recipe is good for vegetarians (not vegans) and those who are taking a break from meat.

This tuna fish fritters can prove great for those who are observing Lent and are having fish on Fridays during Lent as well.

These tuna fish fritters are so delicious that you don't miss meat when you eat the tuna fish fritters instead of meat. You don't feel deprived in any way actuallly. The fried tuna fish fritters can be eaten alone or also taste good with some rice on the side.

Enjoy the tuna fish fritters!

Every now & then

I love to prepare this tuna fish fritters recipe every now and then.

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Golden fried and savory tuna fish fritters are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. These tuna fritters are especially enjoyable when they are very warm. The squeeze of lime offers a tangy kick. This food is a zesty treat.

These delectable tuna fish fritters can be an appetizer, tasty snack or even a main entree with no additional meat or seafood needed to satisfy a big appetite.

© 2011 Nyesha Pagnou MPH


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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much for acknowledging this hub and sharing enthusiasm about the possibility of giving this recipe a try. I appreciate it!

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      6 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks simply mouth watering. Will surely try this out. Thank you for sharing.

    • philipandrews188 profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow! I wanna taste it now!

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thanks Hello, hello.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      That sound great and I definitely try that.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      9 years ago from USA

      Hi Eiddwen and Cogerson, thanks so much for posting comments on this hub. I appreciate your words and the useful vote!

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      9 years ago from Virginia

      Very nice, I am not a tuna eater, but my wife I sent her your recipe....thanks for posting

    • Eiddwen profile image


      9 years ago from Wales

      A great recipe to bookmark and thanks for sharing .

      A useful/up here.

      Take care



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