Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes


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


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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Reviews (2)


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

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