Easy to make Tuna Cutlets – Airfryer recipe

  • Yield : 4
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 30m

Simple and flavourful, this snack is everybody’s favourite.

There is always a can of tuna at home and I very often make tuna salad or tuna sandwich but this time I wanted to make cutlets and the canned tuna came in handy again. My tuna cutlets recipe is simple and quick to make.

Tuna fish is a good source proteins and omega-3 fatty acids. I balanced it with carbs from mashed potatoes and a fairly healthy snack for my teenage son was ready. While I fried the tuna cutlets in my Philps Airfyer, you can also deep fry them.

Serving Tip

You can serve Tuna Cutlets with a mayo dip, tomato sauce and mustard.

Trivia about canned tuna

Canned tuna was first produced in 1903, quickly becoming popular. Tuna is canned in edible oils, in brine, in water, and in various sauces. Tuna may be processed to be “chunked” or “flaked”. In the United States, 52% of canned tuna is used for sandwiches; 22% for salads; and 15% for casseroles and dried, packaged meal mixes.

In the United States, only Albacore can legally be sold in canned form as “white meat tuna”; in other countries, yellowfin is also acceptable. While in the early 1980s canned tuna in Australia was most likely Southern bluefin, as of 2003 it was usually yellowfin, skipjack, or tongo.
Source: Wikipedia

Tuna Cutlets in Airfryer

Tuna Cutlets in Airfryer


  • Tuna 1 can (strained)
  • Potato 1 medium sized boiled
  • Onion 1 chopped
  • Ginger 1 Tbsp grated
  • Green chili 1 seeded and chopped finely
  • Celery 2 Tbsp (chopped finely)
  • Salt for taste
  • Bread Crumbs 1 cup
  • Egg 1
  • Oil for brushing


Step 1

Heat 1/2 Tbsp oil in a frying pan and saute chopped onions, green chilli, and ginger for a few seconds. As soon as the onions turn translucent, add the drained tuna to the pan and fry till all the liquid gets absorbed.

Step 2

Remove the Tuna in a plate and let it cool down. Add mashed potato and chopped celery, adjust salt and mix well to make the cutlet patty dough.

Step 3

Make balls of the dough and shape them.

Step 4

Beat the egg in a bowl and spread the breadcrumbs on a plate. Roll each cutlet in breadcrumbs, dip in egg and roll in crumbs again.

Step 5

Arrange the cutlets in a pre-heated airfryer tray, brush lightly with oil and run the airfyer for about 2-3 minutes. Apply oil again with a brush on the cutlets and allow them to get crispy golden. This will take about 4-5 more minutes.

Step 6

Serve the cutlets hot.

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Recipe Comments

Comments (3)

  1. posted by Sharon on November 23, 2016

    Hi Swati! I enjoyed learning from your delightful recipes. Thanks!

  2. posted by Farha - faskitchen on June 21, 2015

    looks absolutely yummy and delicious

    • posted by Swati Sani on June 22, 2015

      Thank you, Farha.


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