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crispy baked tuna balls - good!

a recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

This is a flavorful and quick and easy appetizer that my husband, friends and I enjoy. It is also good as a snack for both children and adults, although for kids you may want to tame down the spiciness a bit by using a smaller amount of mustard and/or lemon juice. The ingredients can be adjusted to your liking - I sometimes saute the almonds first for extra crunch and flavor. I prefer the potato chip coating over the corn flakes, although both ways are good. Serve on cocktail picks for an appetizer. Representative photo by Bing.

serves About 25 tuna balls.
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crispy baked tuna balls - good!

  • 1 6.5-oz can
    water packed tuna, drained
  • 1/4 -1/2 c
    fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped almonds
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 c
    crushed potato chips or crushed corn flakes

How To Make crispy baked tuna balls - good!

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In bowl, thoroughly mix together the tuna, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, almonds, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, and egg. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  • 3
    Dip each ball in the melted butter. then roll to coat in the chips or corn flakes. Place in shallow baking pan. Bake about 10 minutes, or until light brown.