Tuna and corn patties


Ingredients 6 serves 25 serves 60 serves
Tuna (canned in spring water) 1 x 425g can 4 x 425g cans 9 x 425g cans
Potato  2 medium 8 medium 20 medium
Lemon juice 2 teaspoons  2 tablespoons 100mL
Corn kernels 125g 500g 1.25kg
Onion ¼ small 1 small 4 small
Breadcrumbs ½ cup 2 cups 5 cups
Eggs 1 4 10
Olive or canola oil spray as required as required as required
Wholemeal bread slices 6 25 60
Lettuce 3 leaves (20g) ½ medium (270g) 1 large head (540g)
Tomato 1 medium 3 medium 6 medium
Cucumber ½ small 1 medium 1 large


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Drain canned tuna.
  3. Dice onion.
  4. Peel and chop potato into small pieces. Steam for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Mash potato and tuna with lemon juice until smooth. Place in fridge to cool for 30 minutes.
  6. Drain and rinse corn kernels.
  7. Combine potato and tuna with corn, onion, breadcrumbs and egg.
  8. Take small handfuls of mixture and roll into balls. Flatten gently to form patties.
  9. Line baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Place patties on lined tray.
  10. Refrigerate until patties are firm.
  11. Spray lightly with olive oil spray.
  12. Bake in oven, turning once, for 30 minutes or until golden.
  13. Serve with wholemeal bread and lettuce, sliced tomato and cucumber (or with cooked vegetables).

Each serve provides

  • 1 children’s serve of meat/alternatives* (fish)
  • 1 children’s serve of vegetables** (patty and salad)
  • 1 children’s serve of grains*** (bread)
  • A good source of  vitamin C

Allergy modifications

  • For an egg free option replace each egg with 1 teaspoon of egg replacer and 2 tablespoons of water.
  • For a gluten/wheat free option replace breadcrumbs with a similar quantity of rice crumbs or cooked rice and serve with gluten free bread/wraps.
  • For a soy free option use soy free bread crumbs and bread.
  • For a milk protein free and lactose free option use breadcrumbs which do not contain milk products.

* One children’s serve of lean meat, poultry, fish or alternatives is equal to half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
** One children’s serve of vegetables is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
*** One children’s serve of (grain) cereal foods is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Recipe adapted from Get Up and Grow: Cooking for Children with permission of the Australian Government.

The nutritional information provided is based on the exact ingredients and method as shown. Any variation/s to the ingredients or method may alter the nutritional outcome.

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