Monday, April 30, 2012

Project 6:30 - Tuna Potato Patties

We made our first Project 6:30 dinner - that's right a dinner that takes fewer than six ingredients and less than thirty minutes to cook (see here for details).  I thought I would share the recipe with you in case you know a young person just learning to cook or even for yourself if you want to put a nutritious delicious dinner on the table with minimal effort.

Last week Kate made Tuna Potato Patties - they were simple to make and tasted great.  It is easiest to make this dish using leftover mashed potatoes and cooked carrots so plan ahead folks and make extra the night before.

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled, chopped, and cooked until tender
  • margarine (I don't usually measure how much I use in mashed potatoes, but about 3 tablespoons should work)
  • milk (again I don't usually measure, but about 1/2 cup of milk to start with and add more as needed to get a nice moist consistency)
  • 4 carrots, sliced and cooked until tender
  • 1 tin tuna, drained
  • 1 egg
  • whole wheat flour (about 1/2 a cup)
  • salt and pepper

1.  Mash the cooked potatoes and carrots with margarine and milk.
2.  Add the tuna and egg to the mashed potatoes and carrots.
3.  Form the mash into balls about the size of an apple and then flatten.
4.  Mix whole wheat flour and salt and pepper together.
5.  Dip the flattened patties into the flour mix.
6.  Heat oil in a frying pan and cook the patties on medium-low heat for about ten minutes or until they are cooked. 
Serve with another vegetable or a salad for a really well-rounded dinner.

If you want to see some other ideas for quick and easy dinners have a look at this post.  And feel free to link up your own quick and easy recipes for everyone to try.  After all it isn't just university students who need quick and easy dinner recipes!


Don't forget to enter the Sharpie Fabric Pen giveaway.  With all the extra time you will have from cooking such fast dinners you will be able to whip up some crafts using fabric pens.  To enter the giveaway you must leave a comment on this post.
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  1. These look good. I'm always looking out for something quick and easy. I'll give them a try.

  2. My daughter is moving into an apartment in the fall when she heads off to university so I am going to follow this series closely. Such exciting times.