Tuna burger = kid fiasco = this week in FAIL
We went on, as my sister Jenn would say, a “taste adventure” tonight. I made tuna burgers. My husband and I thought that they tasted very good.
The texture was not exactly what I expected, but it was not distasteful.
My children, they would disagree.
My daughter would call this a FAIL. She had 4 bites of her burger and then moved on to a bowl of cereal.
Here is the recipe I used. I will highlight any changes I made in green. I made a double batch.
- 1 (5-ounce) can albacore tuna in water, drained well I used 5 (2.5 ounce) pouches
- 1 egg 2 eggs
- 1 scallion, chopped Chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons small-diced red bell pepper 3 TBSP chopped red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat breadcrumbs 4 TBSP bread crumbs, I did not have whole wheat
- 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
- 2 pinches red pepper flakes 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tsp garlic salt
- A few grinds fresh black pepper a dash of hamburger seasoning
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil olive oil
- a dash of dried parsley
- Whole wheat bread, tomato slices, and lettuce for serving white wheat buns and lettuce
Here are the directions, as stated on SeriousEats.com
In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, egg, scallion, red bell pepper, breadcrumbs, mustard, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Shape into 3/4-inch thick patties.
- Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Gently place patties in pan. Cook until first side is browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Flip patties very carefully and cook until second side is browned, an additional 4 to 6 minutes.
- Serve on toasted whole wheat bread with tomato and lettuce.
Did you try anything new this week?