Tuna Balls

Delicious, quick and easy to make.

Serve them with veggies or a salad.

  1. Drain the oil from the tuna and flake.
  2. Beat the eggs well.
  3. Grate the skin of the lemon to create zest.
  4. Chop the parsley finely.
  5. Put a pan on medium to high heat. Add the pine nuts to the dry pan and toast for a minute or two until lightly browned. Shake the pan often so that they don't burn.
  6. Add the tuna, pine nuts, lemon zest, egg, salt, pepper and parsley together in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  7. Form the mixture into small balls or patties by squeezing the mixture together in your hands to make a tight ball. Don't worry if some liquid leaks out.
  8. Heat a few glugs of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan on medium heat.
  9. When the oil is hot, gently lay the tuna balls in the pan so they don't break apart and fry for a 3 or 4 minutes on each side until golden - turning only once.
  10. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.