Tuna balls

Tuna balls on a plate

If you like tuna, you’ll love this recipe. It’s a simple and different recipe of balls prepared with tuna, potatoes and some spices, fried with breadcrumbs. It’s the perfect recipe for a picnic with friends. Bon appetit!!!

Category: Appetizers, Fish, Recipes
Servings:: 14 units
Prep Time: 20 m
Cook Time: 50 m
Total Time: 1:30 h
Ingredients: eggs, lemon, milk, nutmeg, onion, parsley, pepper, potatoes, tuna
(5 votes, 4.60 out of 5)


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) potatoes
  • 240 grams (8 1/2 ounces) canned tuna
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Peel, wash the potatoes and place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook about 25 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or with a fork.
  2. In a saucepan, place the shredded tuna, nutmeg, pepper, lemon juice, chopped onion, margarine, milk, chopped parsley, the mashed potato and the egg yolk. Mix everything with a wooden spoon until obtain a compact mixture. Heat over low heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Place the breadcrumbs on a dish. Mold the tuna and potato mixture with your hands in the shape of balls and coat them in breadcrumbs. Tuna balls coated with breadcrumbs on a platter
  4. Heat a frying pan with oil. When the oil is hot, add the tuna balls and fry them until golden. When they are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.
  5. Serve the tuna balls with lettuce salad.
Tuna balls
Nutrition facts
Serves 14 units
Per Serving:
Calories 57
Total Fat 2.5 g(4%)
Saturated Fat 0.5 g(3%)
Cholesterol 21 mg(7%)
Sodium 33 mg(1%)
Total Carbohydrate 3 g(1%)
Protein 5 g

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