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Tuna patties with dill and caper dressing

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Use canned tuna as the base for a delicious midweek meal. These tasty patties are served with a creamy dill dressing.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time25 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + 5 mins cooling time
Six tuna patties with dill and caper dressing


  • 3 large Crème Royale potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 425g can tuna in springwater, drained
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (150g) panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, to shallow-fry
  • 1/2 cup (150g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs baby capers, coarsely chopped
  • Baby rocket leaves, to serve
  • Steamed snow peas and peas, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Place the potato in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Cook for 15 mins or until tender. Drain well and return to the pan. Use a potato masher or fork to mash until almost smooth. Set aside for 5 mins to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Lightly whisk 1 egg in a small bowl. Add tuna, whisked egg, half the spring onion and half the dill to the potato and stir to combine. Season. Divide the tuna mixture into 12 even portions. Shape each portion into a 7cm patty.
  3. Step 3

    Lightly whisk the remaining eggs in a shallow bowl. Place the flour and breadcrumbs in separate shallow bowls. Coat 1 patty in the flour and shake off excess. Dip in the egg, then coat evenly in the breadcrumbs. Place on a large plate. Repeat with the remaining patties.
  4. Step 4

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the patties, in 2 batches, for 2 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, caper, and remaining spring onion and dill in a small bowl. Stir in enough hot water to loosen the sauce slightly.
  6. Step 6

    Serve patties and sauce with rocket, snow peas, peas and lemon wedges.