Tuna Cakes

tunaI never did seafood. At all. I would have fried clams at White Castle (which is basically just breading) and tuna in a can.

But then we moved to Coastal Carolina where the seafood served is basically plucked out of the ocean to order. I figured I had to at least try to like something.

So I decided that something would be crab cakes. It worked for me. I’ve had them a few times when I wanted to skip having chicken, and they were good.

So Pete got into his head that he would make tuna cakes (basically, crab cakes made from tuna, not crab).

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They were amazing. We were both actually really surprised at how they came out. We topped them with baked zucchini and squash and absolutely enjoyed them. This is definitely a recipe that we’ll be putting into rotation.

The recipe we used is modified from AllRecipes.com.

Tuna Cakes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cans tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion and onion powder, to taste
  • 1/2 pinch ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

What You’ll Do:

Mix the egg, lemon juice, cheese, and Panko to make a paste.

Add the tuna, onion, and onion powder.

Form into cakes.

Heat olive oil in a skillet. Fry the cakes on both sides.

Top (we did with veggies) and serve.

Tuna Cakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 eggs
  2. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  3. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
  5. 2 cans tuna, drained
  6. 2 tablespoons diced onion and onion powder, to taste
  7. 1/2 pinch ground black pepper
  8. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix the egg, lemon juice, cheese, and Panko to make a paste.
  2. Add the tuna, onion, and onion powder.
  3. Form into cakes.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Fry the cakes on both sides.
  5. Top (we did with veggies) and serve.
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  1. Aria H.

    February 7, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Sounds good! I am going to try this with the Ocean Naturals tuna I won.

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