Spicy tuna fish cakes

    50 min

    An easy light lunch or cheap and cheerful supper using tinned tuna. Serve with green beans or salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
    • 320g tinned tuna, drained
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 onionn, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs, or as needed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs or seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the potato into a small pot and cover with salted water. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 - 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two, then mash in a large bowl.
    2. Mix the tuna, egg, onion, mustard, breadcrumbs, garlic, herbs or seasoning, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper into the mashed potato until well-blended. Divide the tuna mixture into 8 equal portions and shape into fish cakes.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pan fry the fish cakes until browned and crisp, about 3 minutes on each side.

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    brilliant easy and tasty perfect for midweek meal with salad or chips this will be a regular in our house now thanks x  -  03 Apr 2012


    very quick and tasty. Served with salad and sweet chillie sauce nom nom.  -  16 Aug 2012


    I have just made these with a slight tweek as was making for my 1 year old for dinner after realising I hadn't got anything suitable in for her for dinner. So made without the pepper and used mixed herbs. Got to say they are lovely and im sure she is going to enjoy them later. Will probably use this as a base recipe and add a few tweeks like cheese maybe in future. But taste lovely and very easy to make  -  27 Apr 2017