Tuna balls with pea & sweetcorn pasta
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Ready in 30-40 minutes
- Enough for 4 child portions
If your children like fish fingers, they'll love these - and you can freeze the tuna balls too
For the tuna balls
For the pasta
- STEP 1
To make the tuna balls, tip the tuna and its oil into a large bowl and stir in the breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Add the beaten egg and chives, then season with a pinch of salt and stir again until everything is well mixed.
- STEP 2
Form into 12 balls the size of ping-pong balls, then chill until you’re ready to cook.
- STEP 3
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, dropping in the peas for the last couple of minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the balls for 8-10 minutes, turning often, until they’re golden brown. Drain them on kitchen paper and keep warm.
- STEP 4
Drain the pasta, return to the pan and add the corn. Heat gently for a minute, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Serve with ketchup.