These are yum yum yum! And so easy and cheap to make. No need for actual crab, tuna is the star of this recipe. Yet another Paula Deen inspiration but I had to change it around to make it my own. I made these in a smaller size as appetizers when friends came over and they were shocked at how good they were. This is a great recipe to make with leftover mashed potatoes too!
Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
2 (6 ox) cans tuna fish
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 cup mashed potatoes(or mayo)
1/2 cup bread crumbs(we now used crumbled up rice cereal…gotta use it up!)
1/2 cup cooked corn(optional)
1 tsp old bay seasoning or any seafood seasoning
1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice
extra bread crumbs(or cereal crumbs) for outside, if desired
Heat 1 half-inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. While oil is heating, combine all ingredients. Form into patties (larger ones for a meal, small ones for appetizers) and dust with the leftover breadcrumbs, if desired.
Once oil is hot(look for rippling in the oil), fry patties until light golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.
Remove from oil and drain on paper towels before serving.