If you are trying during Lent – as many households are! – to make your meals simpler, less indulgent, and more in keeping with the Lenten spirit, you will want to consider adding these crispy baked seafood patties to your menu. Last week at the convent we made these with tuna, but any seafood of choice (such as salmon or crabmeat) would lend itself perfectly to this recipe. High in taste and low in fat, these golden little cakes made a very satisfying, yet healthy meal which we all thoroughly enjoyed. For the sake of those who prefer a little touch of decadence we offered a modified version of tartar sauce to dress them up a bit. However most of us found them delicious without any added enhancement. Once you try them I’m sure you will agree they should not be reserved just for Lent, but enjoyed all through the liturgical year.
CHANGE SERVING SIZEpatties
COOK TIME20minutes approximately
- 9 ounces tuna drained
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon Onion salt
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 lemon juice of
- 1 tablespoons celery chopped
- 1 cup saltines finely crushed
- Optional Sauce
- ½ cup tartar sauce
- ¼ cup yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon Onion salt
- ¼ teaspoon Paprika
- Mix together and shape into patties.
- Place on lightly greased baking pan.
- Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown on both sides, about 20 minutes.
- Combine together ingredients for sauce.
I like the idea of a tasty,healthy seafood entree,I will use it many times, God Bless.