This quick and easy keto tuna fritters recipe makes a great dinner, side dish, or appetizer that’s naturally low-carb and Whole30-friendly.
It’s time for another killer fritters recipe.
Today’s delish features flaked tuna in crispy cakes made with almond and coconut flour, bound with eggs. The result is a hot and dippable keto fish fritters recipe that’s naturally gluten-free, low-carb and Whole30-compliant.
Before you start frying up your fish patties, read on for my best cooking tips.
If you don’t have all the ingredients handy, I’ll let you know the simple ingredient swaps that will yield just as delicious fish fritters. Then, if you’re planning a full meal, be sure to read Tip #2 with the dishes and dips I always pair with keto tuna fritters.
Now let’s get to it! Here are the best Tips & Tricks for the Best Keto Fritters Recipe:
Best Tips & Tricks for this Keto Tuna Fritters Recipe
1. Which ingredients can be changed?
If you’re not a fan of tuna, no worries, you can still make these fritters. Simply sub the tuna with canned salmon, or chicken (see this recipe for an example).
You can also use some other white fish. Try cooked and flaked cod, halibut, or catfish for a fully from-scratch dinner. I’m especially a fan of codfish fritters. As you can see, it’s very easy to find tasty and inexpensive fish to make this recipe.
If you want to make these fritters with fresh fish, here are the simple steps to cooking perfectly flaked fish before making the fritters:
- Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet* with parchment or silicone liner.
- Place the salmon/cod/halibut/catfish etc in the center, skin-side-down. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.
- Bake uncovered for 10-15 min (depending on thickness), or just until cooked through.
- Remove the fish from the oven and let it rest for 10 min.
- Flake the fish with 2 forks discarding the skin, and any bones.
Then simply use your flaked fish in place of the tuna and follow the recipe as is.
2. What to serve with Keto fish fritters?
These tasty fish fritters go with many different flavors and sides. I love to serve them with chunky homemade spaghetti sauce for dipping.
You can also serve the fritters with other sauces. Some of my favorites include creamy ranch dressing, BBQ sauce and sweet chili sauce for a bit of a kick.
3. Add-ins for the best keto fritters recipe
I love the combo of dill, chives, and olives in this keto fish fritters recipe. I think they pair great with tuna. But you can definitely use any other fresh chopped herbs like parsley, cilantro, oregano, or green onions (green parts only).
In terms of spices, you can go wild. Use a hot middle eastern spice mix like ras el hanout, or try a Mexican blend of cumin, coriander and paprika.
That’s all I have for you today, dear foodies. I’m sure you’re ready to get into the kitchen and whip up a batch of these quick and easy keto fish fritters. Enjoy!
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Keto Tuna Fritters Recipe (Low Carb/Whole30/Gluten-Free)
- 14.5 oz (415g) can tuna in olive oil - drained and flaked
- 2.5 oz (70g) pitted olives (I use green) - chopped
- 2 tbsp chopped dill
- 2 tbsp chopped chives
- 4 large eggs - lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup (51g) almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt - or to taste
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper - or to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil to fry
- Drain the tuna well and place it in a large bowl. Using 2 forks, flake it into small pieces.
- Chop the pitted olives, dill, and chives. Add all of them into the bowl with the tuna.
- Lightly beat the eggs and add them to the same bowl.
- Season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat.
- Add about a spoonful of the tuna mixture into the pan. Slightly spread the mixture with a spatula to form a 3-inch (7.5 cm) circle.
- Repeat to make 3 more fritters.
- Cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through.
- Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
- Repeat with the remaining oil and tuna mixture to make a total of 12-14 fritters.
- Tip #1 includes the ingredient substitutions and swaps to make these easy keto fritters with whatever is in your pantry.
- For my recommendations to serve these fish fritters as a complete meal, see Tip #2.
- If you want to mix this recipe up with tasty add-ins, be sure to read Tip #3.
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