⏰ Prep 20 minutes
👶🏻 Suitable from 6 months, cut into smaller pieces
❄️ Store in the fridge for a couple of days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Quick, easy, delicious tuna balls! These kid-friendly tuna balls are the best thing you can make with canned tuna. These are perfect for baby-led weaning and for fussy eaters, but I’m 100% sure the whole family will enjoy them too.
(make 14 small balls)
1 large tin of tuna in spring water (drained weight 112g)
125g Ricotta cheese
60g bread crumbs, plus extra for coating
Small handful of parsley, chopped (optional)
Pinch of salt (optional)
Flake the drained tuna into a bowl, add the drained ricotta and mix well.
Then add the parsley, breadcrumbs, egg and salt (if used) and mix together with a fork until completely combined.
Roll the mix into 14 walnut-size balls and coat them with a little of breadcrumbs.
Heat a little olive oil in a pan and fry the balls in batches over a medium heat until golden and crisp.
Remove from the pan and put them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
OR You can cook them in the oven for a light dinner at 200°C for about 15-20 minutes, but they will be not so good-looking as the fried ones.