Tuna stuffed potato bombs

Here’s is the recipe with which I tried to emulate a dish we eat every summer at the beach. These bombs are the perfect starter for a meal with friends or it could be a main for a children’s dinner or lunch.

I didn’t have the recipe used by this restaurant at the beach that we love so much, but they turned out almost as good. I guess not being next to the beach with a cold beer or a tinto de verano in my hands have to do with the difference 😬

As for ingredients, all you need are potatoes, tuna, garlic, onions, one egg, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and oil to fry.

I used also a bit of green pepper, one small tomato peeled and diced and a bit of fresh coriander, but actually I think I like best the simplest version. But it’s up to you.

  • 4-5 potatoes
  • Tuna. It can be fresh, frozen or canned. 1 small fillet, or 2 small cans.
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper

Boil the potatoes until tender, drain and season with salt and pepper. I cooked them with the skin because I think the texture is firmer and therefore easier to handle. So, once cooled, I peel them and then season with salt and pepper. Mash.

Then heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté onion with garlic (and other veggies if using) until soft, add tuna and stir until cooked.

Grab a handful of the mashed potatoes and make a patty, place a spoonful of the filling and form into a ball.

Dip balls into egg and breadcrumbs. Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.

You can make this dish a vegetarian delice by substituting tuna with fresh mozzarella. Cook with the veggies until it starts to melt and fill the patties with it. They also delicious.

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