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Fried Tuna Patties with Yogurt Dill Sauce

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Fried Tuna Patties with Yogurt Dill Sauce is one of those rare combinations of cheap, quick and delicious. We must have eaten tuna patties ( or “tuna croquettes” if you want to get real Southern) at least once a week growing up. Embrace the canned tuna and whip up this family favorite!

Fried Tuna Patties with Yogurt Dill Sauce

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I have a deep, abiding love for fried tuna patties. Isn’t that weird? I just can’t seem to get enough of them. It’s not just tuna either. Any kind of fried disc of seafood is nearly irresistible to me.  I know some people think I am nuts wen I say that. To some, the thought of a “patty” of any kind conjures up memories of horrible cafeteria food in grade school or something their great aunt Edna served up next to the Jello mold in the 70’s.

But not me. I would have loved your great aunt Edna and I probably would have eaten the Jello mold too.

Fried Tuna Patties

But this is not Edna’s “patty”. This is delicious and, dare I say, nutritious. You can sneak all manner of veggies into this Fried Tuna Patties with Yogurt Dill Sauce with no one being the wiser. The dill sauce is also deceptive since it is made with Greek yogurt; my new favorite dairy item. Pair this with a salad or some buttered noodles with peas ( for the kiddos) and you have got yourself a meal that comes together in well under 30 minutes. And you didn’t even have to leave the house in order to make it.

I love that. I am all into cleaning out the pantry these days.

Do you have a few more cans of tuna lying around? Try out these other great canned tuna recipes:

Fried Tuna Po’Boy

Creamy Tuna and Sweet Pea Pasta Salad

Italian Bean and Tuna Salad

Baked Crab Mac n Cheese


Fried Tuna Patties with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Fried Tuna Patties with Yogurt Dill Sauce

A quick, cheap and delicious weeknight dinner.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: american
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 619kcal
Author: jodiemo


  • 3 6 oz. cans tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c . fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 carrots , grated
  • 1/2 onion , minced
  • 2 T sweet relish
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 T grilled fish seasoning ( I use Andy Roo's Creole seasoning, it's wonderful)
  • 1 t . dry dill
  • 1/2 c . shredded cheddar
  • oil for frying , about 1 cup

Yogurt Dill Sauce

  • 1/4 c . greek yogurt
  • 1 t . lemon juice
  • 1 T minced onion
  • 1 t . dry dill
  • pinch of salt


  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, but only 1/2 cup of the breadcrumbs.
  • Spread remaining breadcrumbs on a plate. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Form the tuna mixture into patties about 2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Coat in breadcrumbs and fry on both sides in hot skillet. About 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve tuna patties with the yogurt dill sauce and enjoy!!

Yogurt sauce:

  • Mix all ingredients together well and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.


This makes about 9 patties and serving size is 2 patties with sauce.


Calories: 619kcal
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Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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