Hi! This fish pattie recipe is a staple in our house. I'm looking for something to replace as the binder - I never used the corn flakes but I usually use potato starch. It works well, but I'd like something a little healthier. Do you think that coconut flour or a nut flour would taste to weird with the fish? I appreciate any suggestions!!
Have you tried just omitting the binder? I make Sarah Fragoso's salmon cakes, which is a very similar recipe, but there's no binder (except eggs, I guess). The key is to form patties with your hands, place in heated oil in frying pan, then DON'T mess with it for a full 3 minutes before flipping. Tasty goodness.
Coconut and nut flours don't have the starch that makes for a good binder. If you can eat oatmeal, ground finely it makes a great binder. If you want to be lower carb, extra egg yolks work well, as well as adding flax or chia seeds which thicken.
I used some LSA Mix - Linseed, Sunflower Kernel and Almond Mix. Gives a different texture to the patties as well :) All very paleo friendly. I aslo added a tin of sardines to mine to get some more Omega 3's my system!!!
Per each 3 oz tin of tuna, I use 1 tbs of coconut flour and one egg, so according to the recipe you linked, 2 tbs should suffice nicely. It does have a hint of coconut sweetness, but I think it complements the flavor of the fish, rather than detracting from it. :)
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