Saturday, June 18, 2011

Super Quick Tuna Balls

Sometimes I find myself in a pinch for dinner. It's 4pm and I have no idea what I am going to serve. This recipe is perfect for just that type of scenario. Most people already have all the ingredients right in their pantry. This recipe does have tuna in it and my oldest son is not a fan of tuna, but guess what he loves these tuna balls!

Super Quick Tuna Balls

1 can of tuna packed in water (drain)
10 fat free saltine crackers

2 egg whites

1/4 cup of fine yellow cornmeal
2-3 small red potatoes or 1 medium size baking potato (this is optional)

If you decide to use the potato cook in the microwave until you can pierce a fork through the potato. Set potatoes aside to cool down. In a medium size bowl mix tuna and egg whites together. Add crushed crackers and 1/4 cup of cornmeal.

In a separate bowl, peel cooked potatoes and mash. Add the mashed potatoes to the tuna mixture and combine well. Add a small amount of oil to the frying pan and heat. Make balls that are about 1-2" and place into hot oil. Cook until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

I usually serve these with
Melissa D'arabian's Broccoli Parmesan and homemade fries.