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Tuna meatballs in air fryer

Tuna meatballs in air fryer

We prepare tuna meatballs in the air fryer, small delights with light and crunchy breading and a very soft filling.

Air fryer tuna patties are an absolute delight. With air cooking the breading is very light, because it does not require additional oil for frying, therefore it becomes crispy and homogeneous. The filling is very tender and fish-based, because the main ingredient is tuna pulp ; it should be mixed with an egg and breadcrumbs to create a soft and tasty interior. To make these balls crunchy, we use a breading with breadcrumbs , which makes the appearance of these small meatballs even more inviting. Adults and children alike will fall in love with it!

Tuna meatballs in air fryer
Tuna meatballs in air fryer

Preparing the recipe for tuna meatballs in the air fryer

  1. To begin, open one can of tuna at a time and drain it from the oil , then place it in a large bowl.
  2. Take a fork and chop the tuna , flaking it into pieces.
  3. When it becomes a sort of puree, add the eggs.
  4. Soak the bread with a little water and add it to the other ingredients.
  5. Mix everything with a fork or spoon, so as to have a homogeneous mixture.
  6. In the meantime, also season with salt, pepper and chopped parsley, according to your preferences.
  7. Continue mixing until you obtain a well-blended mixture and, if necessary, add a little breadcrumbs.
  8. Pour the remaining breadcrumbs into a bowl with low sides.
  9. With moistened hands, take a little dough at a time and shape it between your hands to give a round shape to the meatballs ( about 15 pieces should come out).
  10. As you create them, pass them in breadcrumbs and let it adhere well to the outside; then, place them on a plate.
  11. When you are finished, place them spaced apart in the air fryer basket.
  12. Cover them with a drizzle of olive oil. Then, cook at 180°C for 15-20 minutes .


Tuna meatballs cooked in an air fryer are a tasty idea for serving a tasty fish-based second course, also good for the little ones. If you have leftovers, you can store them in a container for about 2 days , preferably in the oven.

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