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15-minute Crispy Air Fryer Tuna Patties

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These 15-minute Crispy Air Fryer Tuna Patties are a perfect way to use up cans of tuna sitting in your pantry. Happy Air Frying everyone!

Quick & Delicious. The perfect meal for busy weeknights & lazy weekends

15-minute Crispy Air Fryer Tuna Patties

an image of raw and Air fried Tuna Patties with salad on the side

Try 15-minute Crispy Air Fryer Tuna Patties today and satisfy your cravings for a delicious and quick meal! Follow this super simple recipe and enjoy the perfect combination of crispy exterior and tender interior. Don’t wait, make your taste buds happy now!

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Resting Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 5 patties 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy


Units Scale
  • 2 tins of chunk tuna in water (170g each)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 finely chopped medium-sized white onion
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp concentrated lemon juice (bottled)
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup dry unflavored breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • Dash Lemon Pepper
  • Dash Aromat


  1. Drain the water from the tuna.
  2. Finely chop the onions.
  3. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients with a fork.
  4. Divide the mixture into 5 equal portions, about ½ cup each.
  5. Shape patties and press by hand into ± 1-inch thickness.
  6. Cover a plate with some cooking spray and place patties on the plate and leave it in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to firm up.
  7. Place patties in a silicon air fryer container (3 and then 2 for the second batch) and lightly spray some cooking spray over the top of the patties. You can use oil if you prefer.
  8. Don’t overcrowd them, as you should be able to leave room to flip them over halfway.
  9. Air fry at 375 F for 15 minutes (depending on your own Air Fryer), flipping after about 7 minutes, approximately at the halfway mark.
    Air fry until they have a nice brown and crispy top.
  10. Take out the first batch, set them aside, and proceed with the rest until all the patties have been cooked.
  11. Serve immediately with some salad on the side.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Esme (Blogger and Owner) at The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas Daily Recipes


  • Serving Size: 2 patties
  • Calories: 863
  • Sugar: 3.9 g
  • Sodium: 3428.6 mg
  • Fat: 37.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.1 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 98.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 367.3 mg

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6 thoughts on “15-minute Crispy Air Fryer Tuna Patties”

    • Morning Donna. Thanks for dropping in. We love this easy, tasty and quick 15-minute Crispy Air Fryer Tuna Patties. They are a winner and keeper. Hope you will try and enjoy them as well. N


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