Go Back
+ servings
Tortitas de Papa con Atun on a white plater sprinkled with chopped cilantro.
Print Recipe
5 from 6 votes

Tortitas de Papa con Atun

Tortitas de Papa con Atun (or Tuna Potato Patties) are golden and crispy on the outside and tasty and delicious on the inside. Once you start eating these, it’s hard to stop!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 7
Calories: 140kcal



  • Wash, peel, dice the potatoes.
  • Add the diced potatoes to a stock pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
  • Drain water. Let potatoes cool.
  • Open tuna cans, and drain the water from the cans.
  • Add the cooked potatoes, tuna, egg, onion, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper to a large container.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Form patties. About 1-inch thick.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Fry on both sides for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove and place the patties on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  • Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  • Repeat with each of the patty until there are no more left.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Instead of fresh onion, you can also use 1 tbsp onion powder.
Use leftover mashed potatoes instead to make this dish faster!
How do you keep tuna patties from falling apart?
If the patties fall apart, place them in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before frying.
In the oven: Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip, and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1245mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg