2 tbsp chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
A couple of dashes of tabasco (optional)
1 raw egg
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 teaspoon butter
Method – Step by step
Drain the liquid from the tuna cans. If you are using tuna packed in water, reserve a tablespoon of the tuna water and add a teaspoon of olive oil to the tuna mixture in the next step.
Mix tuna with mustard, flour, zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, hot sauce, salt, pepper and egg: In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, mustard, torn white bread, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives and hot sauce. Sprinkle on salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste the mixture before adding the egg to see if it needs more seasoning to your taste. Mix in the egg.
Form into patties and chill: divide the mixture into four parts. With each part, form into a ball and then flatten into a patty. Place onto a wax paper lined tray and chill for an hour. (You can skip the chilling if you want; chilling just helps the patties stay together when you cook them.)
Sauté in a saucepan: Heat the olive oil and a little butter (for taste) in a cast iron or stick-free pan on medium high. Gently place the patties in the pan and cook until nicely browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.