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Tuna and Zucchini Fritters with Garlic Tomato Sauce

Zucchini Tuna Fritters with Tomato sauce
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Zucchini Tuna Fritters with Tomato sauce

When I don’t know what to cook, I often make meatballs. or fritters… Out of everything I have available in my fridge: Ricotta, Vegetables, Fish,…

About the Tuna: For this kind of recipes where the tuna is cooked and mixed with other ingredients, I always use canned tuna in water. I use tuna in olive oil only if I eat it “raw”, in a salad for example.

Also, my kitty gets to drink the tuna water and she LOVES it! 😉

Zucchini Tuna Fritters with Tomato sauce

Zucchini Tuna Fritters with Tomato sauce

Tuna and Zucchini Fritters with Tomato Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2 people


For the Fritters

  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 can Tuna
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 2-3 Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper
  • EV Olive oil

For the Tomato Sauce

  • 3 ripe Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • Salt & Pepper


For the Tomato Sauce

  • Peel the tomatoes and blend them into a sauce. 
  • In a small pan, fry in olive oil the minced garlic for a couple of minutes, then add the tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cook at low heat for 15-20 minutes.

For the Fritters

  • Grate the zucchini and chop the onion very thinly. Brown both in a pan with olive oil for about 10 minutes, until they become tender. Set aside and let them cool.
  • Drain the tuna and mix it with the egg, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. (If the mix is too loose, add more breadcrumbs). Drain as much as possible the zucchini and onion, and add them to the mixture.
  • Add enough olive oil to coat well a large pan and wait until it gets hot (but not smoking).
  • Shape the mixture with your hands into a burger shape or spoon it directlly in the hot oil.
  • Turn them to brown both sides. As soon as they are uniformly golden brown, they're ready!
  • Serve them with freshly made garlic tomato sauce.


TIP: You can add a couple of tablespoons of Ricotta if you have it available. It will make the meatballs even more tender.


Zucchini Tuna Fritters with Tomato sauce
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