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crispy pocket pies on a wire rack
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Crispy Tuna Pies

Crispy Tuna Bread Rolls are easy to make and so tasty! Filled with flavorful tuna salad and melty cheese, and fried to golden perfection, these tuna pocket pies are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 217kcal


  • 1 can (6.35 ounces) canned tuna, drained well
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely choppped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces quick-melt cheese
  • 8 pieces sliced white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • canola oil


  • In a bowl, combine canned tuna, mayonnaise, onion, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Cut quick melt cheese into strips. Set aside.
  • Trim the edges of the sliced bread and flatten until very thin using a rolling pin.
  • Spoon tuna filling on the lower part of the bread and add a cheese strip.
  • Fold the upper half of the bread over the filling. Using the tines of a fork, press on the edges to fully seal.
  • In a separate bowl, add eggs and milk. Whisk until well combined.
  • Briefly dip bread pocket in egg mixture and roll in crumbs, patting down to fully coat.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat about 2-inches deep of oil. Add the breaded pies in a single layer and deep-fry until crunchy and golden.
  • Remove from pan and drain on a wire rack. Serve immediately.



Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 1mg