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Tuna Sweetcorn Bites – My Fussy Eater

These Tuna & Sweetcorn Bites are a good way to introduce fish to fussy eaters. Small bites of mashed potato, tuna and sweetcorn in a crispy coating.

tuna sweetcorn bites in a yellow bowl topped with spring onion

If you happen to wrestle to get your kids to eat fish then you should attempt these Tuna Sweetcorn Bites. Made with mashed potato, tinned tuna and sweetcorn, they’re coated in panko breadcrumbs and flippantly fried to provide them a crunchy kid-friendly coating.

For this recipe I like to recommend utilizing chilly mashed potato because it holds collectively higher. You should use leftover home made mashed potato or store purchased mashed potato like this one. Don’t heat it within the microwave first, use it chilly.

To make, add the chilly mashed potato, tuna, sweetcorn and spring onion to a big bowl, together with half of the panko breadcrumbs. I additionally use an egg to assist bind the combination collectively however advocate cracking it right into a cup, whisking and simply utilizing half to begin with.

cold mashed potato, tuna, sweetcorn spring onion, panko breadcrumbs and an egg in a mixing bowl

That is the consistency of the combination that you’re aiming for. It’s moist sufficient in order that the elements are all properly binding collectively however not overly moist in order that the bites will crumble when fried.

the tuna sweetcorn bite ingredients mixed together in a mixing bowl

It’s then time to type them into balls. I take advantage of a tablespoon of the combination at a time to type right into a ball then roll within the remaining panko breadcrumbs.

the tuna sweetcorn bite mixture in balls and rolled in panko breadcrumbs on a baking tray

You must have the ability to make 16 bites from this combination. However you may in fact double the elements like I’ve right here for those who’re feeding a crowd!

the tune sweetcorn bites all assembled and drizzled with oil on a baking tray ready to be cooked.

Fry the bites in somewhat oil for about 7 minutes, turning them each couple of minutes in order that they’re evenly cooked and browned on all sides.

You will want to do that in batches in order that the pan doesn’t recover from crowded.

the cooked bites in a frying pan

They’re then able to serve up! Serve them for lunch or dinner with some crudites or cooked veggies and even on their very own as a day snack.

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Tuna Sweetcorn Bites


These Tuna & Sweetcorn Bites are a good way to introduce fish to fussy eaters. Small bites of mashed potato, tuna and sweetcorn in a crispy coating.


  • 200g chilly mashed potato
  • 240g tinned tuna
  • 40g tinned sweetcorn
  • 40g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 medium egg
  • salt and pepper to style
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. Add the mashed potato, tuna, sweetcorn, spring onion and half the panko breadcrumbs to a big bowl.
  2. Crack the egg right into a mug or bowl and whisk with a fork.
  3. To start out with add half the egg to the opposite elements and blend effectively.
  4. If wanted to bind the elements collectively, add somewhat extra egg.
  5. Season effectively with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the remaining panko breadcrumbs to a big plate or tray.
  7. Take one tablespoon of the tuna combination at a time and type right into a spherical ball, then roll within the breadcrumbs.
  8. Repeat with the remaining combination. You must have the ability to make 16 tuna bites.
  9. Warmth the oil in a frying pan and fry the tuna bites for about 7 minutes, turning each couple of minutes. You’ll have to do that in batches.
  10. Serve instantly.


This recipe is finest eaten instantly though the bites will maintain within the fridge for as much as 2 days.

They can be frozen and defrosted within the fridge in a single day. To reheat, fry in somewhat oil for a minute or two on all sides.



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