Tuna Cake Recipe

This tuna cake recipe is an alternative dish to the well-known traditional crab cake recipe. It is a perfect weeknight meal! They are very easy to make and can be prepared and cooked in under 30 minutes! It is a versatile recipe in that you can use whatever spices and flavors you like or use the recipe as-is. This meal can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner. 

You will need the following for this dish:

  • 2- 6 oz. cans of tuna (preferably canned in water) This will give you 4 small patties.
  • 1/4 C. Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 T. Spicy Dijon Mustard
  • Cayenne Pepper to Taste
  • Lettuce
  • Pita Bread
  • Hot Sauce for dipping

Don't want to use hot sauce? Substitute some horseradish!

You can also serve this dish alongside coleslaw, fries and salads!

To prepare this dish, start by draining the liquid from the canned tuna. In a large bowl, add the tuna. With a fork, press down on the tuna to shred. Once shredded, add the bread crumbs, slightly beaten egg, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix...Using your hands is the best way to do this! Form them into patties and set aside for at least 5 minutes. This seems to help the flavors meld together.

Meanwhile, you can start preparing any side dishes and arrange the condiments needed for this meal. Once you are ready to start cooking, add the oil to the pan. Once hot, start adding the patties. Cook for about 4 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Patties should be browned on each side.

To Serve: Cut the pita bread in half, stuff it with some lettuce and add a few patties in there. Have hot sauce to the side for dipping. Also works well with Horseradish.

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