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Tuna Fritters

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There is nothing better than a crispy fried fritter. Golden crisp on the outside with a tender middle packed with flavor. The best part is that these Tuna Fritters are healthy so you can enjoy the whole batch. Comforts of home.

Tuna Fritters

  • Yield: 7 Fritters
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cooking Time: 6 min


  • 1 10 oz can tuna, drained well
  • ¼ cup water chestnuts, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons ponzu sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup ponzu
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Minus the olive oil
  2. Mix well with clean hands
  3. Squeeze the ingredients together to ensure that the tuna is well smashed and thoroughly incorporated
  4. Form the tuna mixture into 2-inch round cakes, 1 inch high
  5. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat and add the extra-virgin olive oil.
  6. Cook on each side about 2 minutes
  7. Set aside and serve immediately with the sauce
  9. Whisk together all of the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved

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