How to Make Cheap, Good, and Easy Air Fryer Cornmeal-Tuna Puffs
These tuna puffs may sound weird, but they're actually pretty good! You can make them with ingredients you probably have on hand or can easily find, and you can have the puffs on the table in about 20 minutes. What do the puffs taste like? They are a cross between a corn muffin and tuna cake. They are light, crispy on the outside, and soft inside. A little yogurt keeps the puffs moist, and sharp cheddar cheese and chopped onions provide extra flavor. The tuna taste is there but not overwhelming and not "fishy." I usually serve the puffs plain, but I think they'd also be great topped with a little salsa and some shredded cheese. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Cornmeal-Tuna Puffs -- Makes 6
12-ounce can of tuna, drained
2-3 chopped green onions
1 large egg
1/2 cup of plain yogurt (fat-free is fine)
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 teaspoon of salt
8.5-ounce package of corn muffin mix (like Jiffy)
1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
In a large bowl or measure, stir together until completely combined the tuna, green onions, egg, yogurt, pepper, and salt. Stir in the corn muffin mix just until blended. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Spritz 2-3 small pieces of aluminum foil (just big enough to fit in the bottom of your air fryer basket and an inch or two up the sides of the basket) with non-stick cooking spray. Drop 6 roughly equal small mounds of the tuna mixture onto the aluminum foil, leaving an inch or two between each of the mounds (they'll puff up!). With damp hands shape the mounds into roundish shapes and spritz the tops with a little non-stick cooking spray. Put one of the tuna-mound-topped sheets into your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the tuna puffs at 360 degrees for about 15 minutes or until they have puffed up and are a light golden brown. Remove the first batch of puffs from the air fryer and repeat the cooking process with the remaining puffs. Serve the puffs warm, as is, or topped with the sauce of your choice.