Tuna and potato fritters

October 17, 2014  •  Category: , ,

A quick and fun appetizer using leftovers and a can (or two) of tuna. An added plus is that you can make double the quantity, store them in the fridge, and grab a few whenever hungry.

INGREDIENTS: 24 small balls

  • 2 cans of tuna (6 oz), drained
  • 2 cups mashed potato
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 1 tsp sumac or cumin
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp paprika or black or white pepper
  • 1 tsp worstershire sauce or tamarind sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • oil, for frying

1. Mix the tuna, potato, one egg, onion, and spices in a mixing bowl till all the ingredients are combined. Taste and adjust seasoning.

2. Whisk the remaining egg with a fork. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl. Form balls with a cookie dough scooper or a teaspoon and dip in the breadcrumbs then the egg then the sesame seeds. Place in the fridge and heat the oil. 

3. Panfry in the hot oil for a couple of minutes till golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve with the sauce. 

NOTE: Add some flour or breadcrumbs  to the mixture if it feels too “wet” to bind it more.


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey or grape molasses

Combine all the above ingredients and serve with the fish balls. Adjust to taste.

fish balls with dipping sauce-8

girl walks CornicheCorniche is a boardwalk in Beirut filled with people walking, jogging, kids on bicycles, street vendors, fishermen, retirees playing games or just watching the sea. 


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  1. Rosa says:

    Scrumptious! I love those flavors.



  2. Jacqueline says:

    Awful…easy to make and sooo tasty!

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