Tuna meatballs

Sometimes she is in a hurry in the evening and preparing something quick and tasty becomes essential. Sometimes it is enough to open the pantry and assemble a few ingredients in an original way. Add some fresh vegetables and say "Children, at the table, meatballs!"

Ingredients (for 20 meatballs)

  • 250-300 g of canned tuna in its natural state (or in well-drained olive oil)

  • 1 boiled potato

  • 100 g of dry bread

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt

  • lemon zest

  • fresh cilantro (or parsley)

  • capers

  • a pinch of salt

  • mixed seeds (poppy, sesame)

  • flour (corn) or 00

  • Seed oil for frying

  • salad, tomatoes

  • wooden skewers


Pass the potato in a potato masher and mix in a bowl with the mashed tuna, add the egg and yogurt, turn. Add a tablespoon or two of finely grated bread, lemon zest, chopped coriander with a knife. Prepare the breading: I mixed 100 g of flour with three tablespoons of breadcrumbs and a tablespoon of mixed seeds. Shape the meatballs into a flat circular shape and pass them through the breading. Now fry in hot oil, first on one side then on the other. Place on absorbent paper. Wash the vegetables and cut the tomatoes into slices. Put on the skewer alternating meatball, salad and tomato.

The extra idea. You can bake the meatballs in the oven for a lighter result. Bread them, however, then place them on baking paper and bake in a hot oven (185 °) for 20 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking.

The authors of the recipe and the photos

Miralda Colombo, journalist and blogger, has a mission for mymodernparents.com: to develop recipes for healthy and complete dishes that appeal to children and adults alike. Miralda has a blog www.ilcucchiainodialice.com born on the occasion of the weaning of her daughter Alice and which gave rise to the children's cookbook "The spoon", ed. Gallucci.

Cevì (Cecilia Viganò) is an artist, photographer and illustrator graduated from the Brera Academy. She takes photos and illustrates Miralda's dishes to show mothers that with a touch of creativity and imagination even the simplest recipes can become tastier. Because the eye also wants the part of her.

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