Tuna, Cauliflower, Curry Patties! Patty Tips! Husband Approved.
Today I made what I like to call a patty. Someone else might call it a burger, or even have heard them called fritters before. Everyone seems to have a different idea of what to call such items. To me I consider it a patty if I use an egg and breadcrumbs, a fritter if I use an egg and flour and a burger if I leave as is. No one ever told me I was wrong, and no one ever told me I was right. Bottom line is if it is delicious, it doesn't really matter what it is called. And yes, I myself get it turned around now and then.
Everyone also has their own ideas of how to make such items. I, through the years, have tried to simplify what should be something simple. I have devised a couple of ideas that I think makes sense and makes a great patty. You I am positive have your own. First of all, make sure everything is as dry as possible. Also, small pieces work best in order to keep the patty from breaking while frying. Also, try to keep your patty around 3 inches around for easy and foolproof flipping. Mix all your other ingredients together before adding breadcrumbs then add a small amount at a time until the consistency is great for forming the patty. Lastly, if possible, refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to thicken the mixture.
Now we are ready to fry or bake (in a very high oven) in way of choice.
Here is what I did today:
Drained well 1 5 0z can of white tuna or tuna of choice.
Diced some precooked dried cauliflower florets into small pieces to equal ½ cup cauliflower, rice would work here if well dried)
Added 1 large beaten egg.
Spices to taste, curry powder (1/2-3/4 teaspoon) and fresh chopped parsley 1 TBSP (about)
Mixed together then added 2 ½ TBSP of panko breadcrumbs, 1 TBSP at a time until thickness I desired.
Put in fridge for 25 minutes.
Formed 4 patties and fried in scant amount of basil olive oil.
These really hit the spot and hubby even thought they were good, that in itself is an accomplishment. If you are wanting something different to add to your week's menu, give these a try. How you serve them is up to you.
Be Healthy, Be Safe, Be Creative!