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High-Protein Tuna Melt Fritters

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Craving a delicious, protein-packed snack or meal prep option? Look no further than these Amazing Tuna Melt Fritters!

Made with canned tuna, cheese, and spices, these low-carb fritters are ready in just 15 minutes and taste similar to crab cakes. Plus, they’re highly customizable and perfect for grabbing on the go.

Benefits of high-protein Tuna Melt Fritters

  • High Protein: Each fritter boasts 11g of protein, keeping you feeling fuller for longer.
  • Low Carb: With only 1g of carbs per serving, these fritters fit perfectly into low-carb diets.
  • Quick & Easy: Ready in 15 minutes, they’re ideal for busy weeknights or meal prep.
  • Delicious & Customizable: Packed with flavor and easily adaptable to your preferences.
  • Grab & Go: Perfect for storing in the fridge and enjoying throughout the week.

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High-Protein Tuna Melt Fritters

High-Protein Tuna Melt Fritters

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  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x


Skip the store-bought options and try these irresistible Tuna Melt Fritters! Ready in just 15 minutes, these flavorful fritters combine flaked tuna, melty cheese, and spices for a taste similar to crab cakes.




  • 12 oz canned tuna fish, drained
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley (

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Lemon Aioli (optional):

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried mint
  • Pinch dried mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine Fritter Ingredients: In a bowl, mash tuna with a fork. Add onion, cheese, eggs, parsley, mayo, Sriracha (if using), garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Cook Fritters: Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan. Scoop 1/4 cup batter per fritter and flatten slightly. Cook 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

  3. Make Aioli (optional): Whisk all aioli ingredients together. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Serve & Enjoy: Serve fritters warm with aioli or lemon wedges, as desired.


  • Use Old Bay seasoning for a more classic crab cake flavor.
  • Substitute mustard for Sriracha for a less spicy option.
  • Add chopped bell peppers, celery, or other vegetables for extra texture and flavor.
  • Serve on a bed of greens or with a side salad for a complete meal.
  • Store leftover fritters in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, diner, Snack
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 121
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