Tuna Melt Fritters

  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Oh fritters… they are so simple, easy and kids just love them. I have been making these tuna melt fritters for a while but completely forgot to post them. Cruel I know. These are delicious, I can’t stand around and watch Harry eating them, so I double the batch and have them for lunch with some avocado, rocket and tomato. Nom nom nom.

Tip: These are similar to my pick-n-mix fritters, so I will often halve that mixture and do half tuna melts and half ordinary fritters. They are all great to have in the freezer.

Nutrition Note:  Canned tuna and salmon are great pantry staples and are low in mercury, perfect for making a meal in minutes for your little ones. See more information on mercury here.

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  • 1 x 125g can of creamed corn
  • 1 x 125g can corn kernels
  • 1 x 95 gram tuna (or salmon)
  • ½ cup cheese, grated
  • 1¼ cups plain flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Olive oil to fry


Step 1

Whisk milk and eggs together -

Step 2

Add all other ingredients and mix until you have a consistent batter -

Step 3

Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium, dollop tablespoons full of batter into the pan and cook each side for a few minutes until golden -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Kez on July 16, 2012

    Yum! I reckon my 8 month old would love these 🙂
    He just tried a tiny corner of a pancake yesterday and ate it well, so I think these would be a hit! Thanks for the idea!

  2. posted by Allie on July 16, 2012

    I hope he does Kez, some babies take to finger food really early. Let me know how you go 🙂

  3. posted by Anonymous on July 23, 2012

    Have you ever tried these with gluten free flour? Just wondering if they would turn out as good 🙂

    • posted by Anonymous on July 23, 2012

      Thanks. Will do!

    • posted by Allie on July 23, 2012

      Hi, no I haven’t tried them with gluten free flour, I tried them with whole meal and they were good, just a tad less fluffy. I don’t see why they wouldn’t work? If anything they might just be slightly more dense. So maybe not quite as much flour (1 cup plain gluten free) or a bit more milk (3/4 cup)? You might have to play around with the consistency.

      Let me know how you go 🙂

      Allie x

  4. posted by homemademumma.com on July 26, 2012

    These are another great success! I was frying them in batches with little Miss 11 Months watching on, so I gave her a bit of the coolest one. She then sat there going “Ta! Ta!” until I gave her more, and is now sat in the highchair going “mmmmm!”

    The recipes makes loads too, I might even freeze some for later. Fantastic!

    • posted by Allie on July 26, 2012

      Yay, I am so happy she liked them!
      I always freeze a big batch of these and the pick ‘n’ mix fritters, they are so good to have for a quick snack or to bulk up a meal.
      Thanks for the comment x

  5. posted by Rachel on August 6, 2012

    A success with my toddler!

    This makes quite a large batch, so just wondering how you go about freezing them. Would you put the batter in ice cubes to freeze and then cook from scratch, or cook the whole lot up and freeze them ready-made?

    • posted by Allie on August 6, 2012

      Hi Rachel, a success! Yesssss. So happy.
      I cook up the whole lot, then individually wrap in plastic, then pop them all in a freezer proof glad bag. So convenient to just pull them out when I need.
      Allie x

  6. posted by Sophie on October 19, 2012

    Silly question. But do u drain the tuna 1st if it is in springwater?

    • posted by Allie on October 19, 2012

      Hi Sophie, yep I usually drain the tuna first. Ax

  7. posted by Sophie on October 19, 2012

    And do u sift ur flour and baking powder when u put it in the bowl. And do u use oil even if u have a non stick fry pan? So excited to cook sth new!!

    • posted by Allie on October 19, 2012

      Hi Sophie, you can sift it when you put it in the bowl, and I do use a little brush of olive oil but you don’t have to if you have a great pan! They are kind of like making pancakes? Hope that helps and they are a success 🙂 Allie x

  8. posted by Christy on January 10, 2013

    Hi, can most of these recipes be frozen? I’m working part time and need some meals ready to go for those more hectic nights!

    • posted by Allie on January 10, 2013

      Hi Christy, most of our recipes can be frozen, you can definitely freeze this one. Good idea to stockpile some fast meals in the freezer! Ax

  9. posted by Leila on June 22, 2013

    Tried these out today, they’r nice but a little too much dough and a bit bland. I ended up trying again with half the amount of flour than advised in the recipe so got more corn & salmon, figured that’d be healthier for my toddler than just lots of dough. Then added a small amount of chopped fresh parsley, pinch of salt and a very small handful of finely diced spring onion to add more flavour, my little tot seemed to like it better after that

    • posted by Allie on June 22, 2013

      Sounds like a great modification, will give it a go. Ax

  10. posted by Fiona on October 7, 2013

    Sound great. Any chance these can be made without eggs? Have you tried a substitute at all?

    • posted by Allie on October 7, 2013

      Hey Fiona, they would probably work fine without the egg. Other idea’s (I haven’t tried these myself but a few people on our Facebook page mentioned they use them)… mixing 1 tablespoon ground flax seed OR chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons hot water and left to soak for a few minutes can give you a sticky consistency similar to 1 egg. I hope that helps, let us know how you go Ax

  11. posted by Sarah on January 30, 2014

    Hi, these sound like a great meal for my daughter. Unfortunately, creamed corn isn’t very common in the UK – can you suggest an alternative? Thanks!

  12. posted by Diana on February 10, 2014

    Hi will this work without creamed corn? I know it’s easy to make but i was planning to just throw a tin of corn in there?

    • posted by Allie on February 10, 2014

      Hi Diana, I am not sure as I haven’t tried it myself. I would suggest adding a bit more milk for moisture as the creamed corn is almost liquid. Let us know how you go 🙂 Ax

  13. posted by Frances on April 30, 2014

    Coincidentally I just made these tonight without creamed corn! I’m not keen on the stuff. I substituted mashed berlotti beans with a small amount of sour cream for consistency. I also added very finely diced parsley which I sneak in wherever I can. Sensational! I think this is one of those dishes where the potential combinations are endless once you’ve made them once. And yes, very happy I made spares to eat at my desk at work tomorrow! Nom nom nom!

    • posted by Jess on April 30, 2014

      Sounds delish Frances! Glad they were a hit 🙂 Enjoy, Jx

  14. posted by Susan on June 2, 2015

    My 11 month old loves these!
    How do you go about defrosting them?

    • posted by Allie on June 5, 2015

      I just defrost in the fridge 🙂 Ax


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