Saturday, 11 March 2017

Tuna Cakes

These are such easy and tasty tuna patties to make.  I have made many tuna patties and this recipe is my favourite. The original recipe is from Sandi Richards.  I love to serve them over a tossed salad for lunch or supper. I usually double the recipe as they get gobbled up in no time! It is important to refrigerate the patties before cooking so they have time to set up. I like to make the patties the day before and cook them up for dinner the next day. Great for week nights.

Tuna Cakes

Serves 4-6
Makes 6 patties
Recipe doubles well


1 large onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic

4 slices whole wheat bread
2 egg whites
⅓ cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 cans tuna (170g each)
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons lime juice
½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
1-2 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil for cooking the tuna patties

Thinly slice the onions. Heat the oil oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Cook until soft and caramelized. Add garlic cook for until fragrant. Remove pan from heat.
Slice the bread into very small cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
Add egg whites, mayonnaise,Dijon, drained tuna, pepper, cilantro, onion and garlic mixture and lime juice. Combine all the ingredients. I like ti use my hands to do this mixing.
Divide mixture into 6 parts. Form each into a patty. Refrigerate patties for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
In a fry pan over medium, heat some oil. Cook the tuna patties, 3-5 minutes per side. I usually double recipe and place the cooked patties in a 350 degree oven on a baking sheet and put in the oven for about 20 minutes just to firm up even more and keep warm.
These patties are tender and will fall apart if you handle too much while cooking.
Serve with tossed salad drizzled with a little vinaigrette
Good warm or cold.

Excellent for lunches

Print Recipe:Tuna Cakes

Cook the onions in the olive oil. Cook until GOLDEN BROWN and caramelized. Add fresh garlic at the end and cook for about one more minute. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the onions when they were caramelized. These onions are not caramelized yet. 

cut up the bread into small cubes.

Drain the water out of the tuna. Add all the ingredients to the cubed bread. 

Form into patties. I used a patty maker but you can use your hands to form into patties.

I doubled the recipe. The single recipe makes 6 and a double makes 12.

Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes per side. If making a double batch heat oven to 350 degrees and place cooked patties in the oven to keep warm and crisp up even more.

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