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Easy Egg Fish Fry

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  442
  • Protein  27 g
  • Carbohydrates  34 g
  • Fat  22 g
  • Cholesterol  228 mg
  • Sodium  474 mg
  • Potassium  280 mg
  • Phosphorus  250 mg
  • Calcium  121 mg
  • Fiber  2.7 g

Tuna Koko Sandwich

In four easy steps you can create a wonderful Tuna Koko Sandwich. DaVita renal dietitian, Zohreh from California shares this high protein and kidney-friendly recipe featuring tuna fish, onion, cilantro, garlic and other fragrant and delicious seasonings scrambled with eggs and fried to perfection.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Zohreh from California.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/4 tuna patty plus 1 pita bread


  • 7 ounces canned reduced-sodium, water packed tuna
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® seasoning blend
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 white pita breads, 6-inch size 
  • 4 lemon slices


  1. Chop onion, cilantro and garlic.
  2. Place all ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Spoon the tuna mixture into the skillet to make one large patty. Fry until golden brown and crispy, turning once.
  5. Divide tuna patty into 4 equal portions. Serve with pita bread and a lemon wedge.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Koko sandwich can be baked instead of fried. Heat oven to 350° F, place mixture in an oiled baking dish and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until top is golden brown. Cut into 4 portions.
    • For a twist, try making koko sandwich with chicken instead of tuna.
    • Lavash bread, flour tortilla or white bread may be used in place of the pita bread, if desired.
    • Use 1-1/4 cups low-cholesterol egg product for a lower cholesterol dish.

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Tuna Koko Sandwich

LindaMaeWetzel says:


Was a nice change. Fairly flavorful! Nice texture and color.

May. 21, 2012, 12:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

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