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Kevin Curry

Stuffed Tuna Melt Patties

Stuffed Tuna Melt Patties


* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 4 patties:

  • 16oz canned wild albacore tuna, drained – make sure the tuna is DRAINED
  • 1/3 cup fresh, finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/3 cup green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup fresh, finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lite safflower mayo
    • Substitute: regular reduced-fat mayo, Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup (wheat) panko crumbs
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon favorite hot sauce (I like Tapatio or Frank’s)
  • Filling
    • 3oz Monterey Jack (4 equal sized squares – weighed at .75oz  each)
  • Crust
    • 1/2 cup (wheat) panko crumbs


Step 1

In bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the patties. If the mixture is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of Dijon mustard. Alternatively, if it is too wet/loose, add a tablespoon or two of panko.

Step 2

Form a golf ball size amount of tuna in your hand, then flatten it out. Add a chunk of the cheese to the palm of your hand, then cover it with another golf ball size amount of tuna. Repeat.

Step 3

Place the patties in the fridge for at least 1 hour in order to become more firm before cooking.

Step 4

Set oven to 410F.

Step 5

Spray a (nonstick) skillet with olive oil and set on medium heat. Then, right before adding the patties to the warmed skillet, lightly coat them one last time in the “crust” panko.

Step 6

Sear the patty on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown, careful to ensure the patty is not sticking. If it is, then reduce the heat and/or spray the skillet with more olive oil. Then flip them over and place the entire skillet in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Serve and enjoy immediately with a salad or on a multigrain bun.  Note: as the patties cool, they become more solid and are less delicate; however, you don’t get the crazy, stringy, cheesy goodness either…just want to point that out. Lol

Approximate macros for 1 of 4 patties

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!