My secret to fuss free mid-week simple suppers is getting the oven to do all of the work for you. And today’s recipe is no exception. Usually when making a batch of fritters or patties there is always the labour intensive frying process that requires complete attention and usually at least 30 minutes of work. Well, to simplify tonight’s dinner I opted to bake our patties instead and I am thrilled to say they tasted just as (or even) better than their fried counterparts.
To simplify dinner even further I opted to use the food processor to blitz together our patties. I simply popped the cooked brown rice, tuna, basil, garlic, lime zest and eggs into the large bowl of a food processor and blitzed until gorgeously combined. I then shaped the patties into beautifully plump rounds and nestled them onto an oven tray alongside two bunches of baby truss tomatoes. After twenty minutes in the hot oven the patties were gorgeously golden and perfectly cooked, oh and the truss tomatoes were beautifully blistered and gorgeously intense in flavour – they were almost the ‘hero’ of this dish.
To serve alongside the baked tuna patties, I decided to whiz together a super simple pea hummus which was a lovely combination of blanched peas, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and a good grinding of sea salt and pepper. Thankfully we had a tonne of hummus leftover and were able to enjoy it the next day for lunch with a plate of vegetable sticks and crackers and finished up what was left that evening alongside a little roast chicken and broccolini. Yum. Yum.
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