Tuna, not something I usually gravitate to but for some reason but I went for it in this recipe. I was also in need of lunch after a busy morning and had it on hand in the pantry. I had some mashed sweet potato in the fridge leftover and here you have it….tuna bacon patties. Bacon….ahhhh…it sure does make things taste tasty. Highly recommend the sugar-free bacon from US Wellness Meats. With the bacon if you freeze it, it makes dicing it up a lot easier.
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Now here you go, the recipe. Highly recommend it if you are looking for a change of pace of proteins. Also great as leftovers. Store these little guys in the fridge or freeze them for later. If you work in a office…don’t take them and heat them up in the common place microwave. Trust me! They won’t be happy with tuna smell. Ha! I had one of these people at my work…we all ran for cover when we saw him making his way towards the kitchen with his tubberware dish. Of course he would put things in the microwave for 10 minutes which was way over the needed amount of time. Would smell the whole building up for hours. Talk about unpleasant. Ok…rambling! But just trying to make you laugh. Hopefully this isn’t turning you away from these delicious patties though. Ha! I better shut up. Ok, I’m out but go and to my facebook page when you have a minute and cast your vote. Thanks!
Tuna Bacon Cakes
1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
2 to 3 green onions, finely diced
10 ounces canned wild albacore tuna, drained
2 to 3 slices cooked bacon, diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, minced
Zest from 1/2 lemon (about 1/2 teaspoon)
2 pastured eggs
2 tablespoons coconut flour
sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
coconut oil, avocado oil, or bacon grease
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients through coconut flour. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat add fat of choice (coconut oil, avocado oil, or bacon grease), just enough to coat pan.
Form mixture into patties, should make about 7 or 8 patties.
Place about 3 to 4 patties into skillet, leave enough room around patties so they cook evenly. Cook patties on each side until golden and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Serve immediately over a salad or as you wish. Highly recommend with some diced avocado.
Makes about 7 to 8 patties