Easy tuna cakes

    15 min

    When your cupboards are bare, this is an easy way to make economical tinned tuna taste less like, well... tinned tuna. You can make these tuna cakes for dinner and enjoy leftovers for lunch. Try them in pitta bread for a fab sandwich filler.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 (170g) tin tuna in water, drained
    • 1 egg
    • 60g porridge oats
    • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
    • 3 tablespoons chopped spring onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, stir together the tuna, egg and oats until blended. Mix in the barbecue sauce, spring onion, hot sauce, thyme and salt.
    2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the tuna mixture into the pan, and flatten slightly. Smaller cakes hold together better. Cook until browned on each side, about 3 minutes per side.

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    Tasty little supper recipe, yum😊  -  14 Jun 2016


    Cool recipe. I used what I had on hand so no green onion, hot sauce or savory- instead chopped yellow onion, garlic, and thyme. An extra egg white helped the cakes stick together perfectly. This recipe is very variable, cheap, and easy to make.  -  20 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This sounded really weird when I read the recipe, but I was desperate for something to do with canned tuna besides a tuna noodle casserole. I thought it was decent, and I would have given it four stars. I added the extra star because my extremely picky ten-year-old daughter said it was great, and she NEVER says that about anything. The first time I made it I didn't have any barbecue sauce, so I made a mix of catsup, brown sugar, vinegar, spices and seasonings, and it was even good that way.  -  23 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)