June 11, 2020

Tuna & Potato Cutlet

Weather is so crazy and unpredictable here. The sudden change of weather from sunny afternoon to rainy  evening increased my craving of having something hot and spicy. Luckily, the boiled potatoes in my fridge which I preserved for curry, saved my time in preparing these delicious cutlets. Along with the potatoes, I have included canned Tuna, onion, red chilli flakes and garlic powder in this recipe. 

Tuna & Potato cutlet pairs perfectly with any variety of sauce but personally, I served these tasty cutlets with sriracha sauce since I was craving for some spicy dish. In addition to the sauce, mint chutney and coriander chutney also pairs perfectly. The refrigeration and freezer part mentioned in the recipe are mandatory which in turn helps to hold the shape of cutlet without breaking while cooking. If the mixture is too soft, add little bread crumbs before making patties. I have shallow fried the cutlets in this recipe but the same can also be deep fried in oil. If you are planning to deep fry the cutlets, then prepare a separate batter using maida and water. Then dip the shaped patties in the batter and coat it with the bread crumbs. Always freeze the cutlets for sometime before frying. 

Variations can be made to these cutlets by adding sweet corn, green peas, coriander leaves, spinach, cheese etc. 

Tuna and Potato cutlet

Here comes the recipe for Tuna & Potato Cutlet...

Ingredients :

1 Canned Tuna  
2 Medium sized Potatoes, cooked
1 Onion, finely chopped 
1 Tsp Red chilli flakes 
1 Tsp Garlic powder 
Salt to taste 
Bread crumbs ( I have used store bought bread crumbs which already contains dried herbs and cheese ).
Oil for shallow frying 

Method :

Mash or grate the boiled potatoes and keep aside. 

Drain the liquid from the Tuna can and transfer the tuna to a bowl.

Now add mashed / grated potatoes along with onion, red chilli flakes, garlic powder and the required quantity of salt.

Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. 

Now divide the mixture into equal number of ball, gently flatten them and make thick patties. 

Repeat the process for the remaining mixture and keep aside. 

Add bread crumbs in a separate plate and keep aside. 

Now take one flattened cutlet, place it on the bread crumbs and cover it evenly. 

Once all the patties are done, keep it in the freezer for 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup oil in a non stick pan and set ready to shallow fry the cutlets. 

Place the prepared cutlet in a pan and cook both the sides. 

Once done, remove and drain the excess oil using kitchen towel.

Serve hot. 

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Green chutney or any sauce. 

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1 comment:

  1. This must be a flavourful cutlet. Very nice recipe, can we prepare this with fresh tuna as well.