Tuna Melt Fritters (Low Carb)

Amazing high protein cakes you can meal prep for the week, grab and go.
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These tuna melt fritters are such a great way to use up your canned tuna. I love Ortiz brand’s quality and eat this at least once a week. This recipe comes together in 15 minutes and tastes a lot like crab cakes.

Love that this is super low carb and delicious. You can use the combination of mayo and Sriracha sauce OR use mayo and mustard for a less spicy option. Old Bay seasoning would work great here! I love a little lemon with this so I paired it with my lemon aioli sauce. If you like these, you will love my Best Crab Cakes or my Spicy Salmon Croquettes!

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tuna melt fritters

Tuna Melt Fritters

4.97 from 31 votes
Servings: 9
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 12 oz canned tuna fish, drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 3/4 cup heaping shredded mozzarella
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonaisse
  • 1 tbs Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Lemon Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, half zested + full juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried mint
  • pinch dried mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, add the tuna fish and mash with a fork. Next add in the onion, mozzarella, eggs, parsley, mayo, Sriracha, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mix it all together to incorporate.
  • Add a light drizzle of oil to a non stick pan and cook about 1/4 cup each fritter, flatten it out and cook 3 minutes per side. Serve with the aioli or some lemon slices.

Lemon Aioli:

  • Whisk together the ingredients. Taste and adjust if needed.

Notes

Nutritional info does not include Lemon Aioli.
Optional add in: Old Bay Seasoning

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Stella

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