- Zucchini 4
- Tuna in oil 350 grams
- Stale bread 200 grams
- Grated parmesan cheese 80 grams
- Eggs 2 • 130 kcal
- Breadcrumbs 40 grams
- Garlic 1 clove
- Extra virgin olive oil as much as is needed
- Salt as much as is needed • 1 kcal
- Ground black pepper as much as is needed
- Chopped Parsley as much as is needed
The small patties with zucchini and tuna are a simple and tasty course; an excellent recipe for make children eat some vegetables. Prepare them for a delicious dinner or make them smaller to enjoy them as finger food for an aperitif. The delicate flavor of the zucchini matches perfectly with the taste of the tuna; zucchini will be cooked in a pan and mixed with tuna, stale bread softened in water, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and parsley, then baked in the oven, for a lighter preparation light. So let’s see all the steps to prepare them.
How to prepare small patties with zucchini and tuna
Wash the zucchini, cut the ends (1) and then cut them into small pieces. Put the stale bread in a bowl with water to soften it (2). Brown the garlic in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. Add the zucchini (3) and cook over low heat and with the lid on for about 15 minutes; mix them often and add the salt almost at the end of cooking.
Once ready, remove the garlic and pour the zucchini into a large bowl. Add the squeezed bread, the drained tuna, the egg, the grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and parsley and mix all the ingredients (4). Shape the patties with your hands, choose the size you prefer. Once ready, pass them in the breadcrumbs (5), place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper, add a drizzle of oil and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for about 15 minutes: turn them halfway through cooking. Your patties with zucchini and tuna are ready to be served (6).
You can preserve the patties with zucchini and tuna in the refrigerator for 2 days in an airtight container. Heat them up in the oven before enjoying them or serve them cold for an aperitif.