The Alfredo-like cheese sauce is really what makes this dish. I was never a big fan of tuna patties. But I like tuna and I love cheese so this seemed like a good fit.
7 oz canned tuna
3 Tablespoons ground flax seed
3 to 4 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
pinch garlic powder
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon dried basil OR 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped basil
2 teaspoons corn starch OR 1 Tablespoon flour
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a skillet, add the cooking oil and heat it up.
While the oil is heating up, mix all the tuna patty ingredients in a bowl.
Shape into 3 or 4 patties and add to the pan.
Cook for a few minutes on one side. Flip and cook the other side another few minutes.
Turn pan to low and keep warm while you make the parm sauce.
In a small pan, melt the butter.
Add the salt, pepper, and corn starch OR flour.
Stir well until the mixture is bubbly.
Add the milk all at once.
Stir until it starts to get thick and bubbly.
Turn down the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
When it is all smooth, stir in the basil.
Serve the tuna patties with the parm sauce.
Flax seed is found in most grocery stores near the flour. Instead of ground, it may be called meal or milled flax seed.
Fine bread crumbs will work. But, the flax seed does a better job of binding.
Plus, it is healthier.