Keto Tuna Patties Recipe


Keto Tuna Patties are delicious tuna patties that are mix with herbs, fish sauce, and egg. These patties are perfect to eat with sandwiches or it can be just your ordinary appetizer.

Keto Tuna Patties Recipe

When I eat canned tuna, I either use it with my Homemade flatbread or making a sandwiches. I love eating canned tuna since it is delicious and more nutritious than other seafood. Tuna contain good amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. This is good fat which is healthy for the heart and protects you from cardiovascular diseases. 

Although I love eating canned tuna, I tend to get tired when eating directly from the canned goods. Because of that, I decided to be a little creative by making something different. I decided to make my version of Keto Tuna Patties.

Keto Tuna Patties Recipe

What makes this keto recipe is because there is no gluten and low carbohydrate, but it has high amount of fats and proteins.

Recipe Ingredients

To make a delicious Keto Tuna Patties, there are several ingredients you need for this dish.

  • Canned Tuna- I am using a canned tuna which is found in most grocery stores. This is much easier and convenient than buying a fresh tuna from the market. When using canned tuna, I am using white tuna that is just plain or made from olive oil. I will not recommend if you are using canned tuna that is mixed with spices or those that are seasoned. That is because you may not appreciate the ingredients of your recipe.
  • Onion, garlic, and ginger- These are 3 important herbs when mixing with the tuna since they give a great flavor of your dish. Also, I grated all these 3 herbs using the grater instead of chopping or mincing them. That is because I don’t want to have large chop pieces of onion or ginger when mixing the tuna. It looks weird.
  • Coriander- Making a Tuna patties is not complete without mixing with coriander. This gives a nice aroma of the tuna.
  • Fish Sauce- Fish sauce can give a nice salty and fishy flavor of the patties. This serves as an alternative to salt. Well, tuna is a fish, right? So adding a fish sauce doesn’t seem weird to me.
  • Egg- This will help make sure sure the tuna patties hold together. Avoid using so many eggs since this will make tuna mixture watery.
  • Olive Oil- The oil is used when cooking the tuna patties. I love olive oil since it gives a nice olive flavor and it is healthier than other cooking oils.

What Kitchen appliances or tools do you need?

To cook this dish, you will need to use a non-stick frying pan or skillet. This will help move the patties easier. Also, this will prevent sticking to the pan which could break the patties.

Do you need to fridge the Tuna Patties before cooking?

It is recommended to your patties stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. This will help remove all the excess liquids from the patties and hold the shape together when cooking in the pan. But, this is just optional if you want to cook right away and don’t want to wait, that’s fine. As long as you make sure you remove every single drop juices from the canned tuna. That way, your tuna mixture patties will not be moist.

What are the steps of cooking this recipe?

Believe it or not, cooking these tuna patties is very easy. Firstly, open the canned tuna, and drain the juices or the oil from the tuna. You have to make sure every drop of juices are removed to prevent having a watery patties

Secondly, mix the drained canned tuna, minced garlic, ginger & onion, chopped coriander, fish sauce, and egg in one large bowl. Mix it all until it is well distributed.

After that, use your hand to form them into patties around 4 pieces. Add olive oil into the pan in low medium heat. Once it is hot, add patties into the pan. Cook it for 3 to 5 minutes or until it turns to a golden brown. Flip it and repeat the process, and you are done.

Just not to confuse you, this is a tuna patties which is used for sandwiches. If you are looking for tuna cake that is something different, check out this amazing gluten-free tuna cakes.

Keto Tuna Patties Recipe

If you want to know the full instruction of the recipe, here is the recipe card of Keto Tuna Patties Recipe.

Keto Tuna Patties

Keto Tuna Patties

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Keto Tuna Patties is a canned tuna recipe that is mix with ginger-garlic, onion, fish sauce, coriander, and egg that form into patties.


  • 1 Canned Tuna
  • 2 teaspoon chopped coriander
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce


  1. Open the canned tuna, and drain every drop of oil or juice from the tuna.
  2. Add the drained canned tuna, chopped coriander, minced garlic and ginger, grated onion, egg, and fish sauce in a large bowl.
  3. Use your hand to form them into a patties that is equal to 2 to 3 tablespoon. Make them into a patties around 3 to 4 pieces.
  4. Turn on the gas stove in medium low heat. Add olive oil in the skillet or pan. Once it is hot, add the tuna patties and cook it for 3 minutes on each side or until it turns into a golden brown.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 4
Amount Per ServingCalories 177Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 65mgSodium 535mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 12g

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  1. These keto tuna patties sound so healthy!

  2. I eat low carb so I really appreciate recipes like this. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for posting!

  3. These look so easy and I so appreciate the fact that they don’t have anything with gluten in them. I would never have thought of adding ginger, but it all sounds delish.

    • Ginger is a common herb that is use in Asian cuisines. You don’t have to add ginger if your not a fan of it 🙂

  4. Chef Dennis

    Hmm I am loving this right now! This Keto Tuna Patties Recipe is really delicious. Perfect for my sandwiches.

  5. I have to make these tuna patties for my whole family, especially for my husband who eats low carb/keto. The tuna patties look so good, plus they seem easy to make so a win win for me:).

  6. Christy Boston's Kitchen

    I love how you took regular ol’ canned tuna and turned it into this fancy looking recipe. I agree, eating tuna from the can is so good but does get old. This is a great way to jazz it up without having to spend a ton on fresh tuna steaks.

    • That’s true Christy. I realized it is possible to make our foods creative by just using canned goods like tuna.

  7. What a wonderful turn on tuna patties. This sounds delightful!

  8. Nart at Cooking with Nart

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I always run out of ideas for tuna.

  9. What a great way to add a bunch of flavor to regular canned tuna.

  10. Love tuna. Always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Looks to be healthy option for lunch or dinner

  12. Lynn Spencer

    Always looking for good keto recipes…thanks!

  13. The tuna patties looks yum. Great recipe with minimal ingredients.

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