Tuna Fish Cakes for Dinner

This is another great recipe using that good ‘ol can of tuna!  Of course I have made it simple and it is so delicious (did you catch that 😉 ). I love creating recipes that are kid friendly using ingredients that my kids don’t like and surprising them with the outcome!  As I have mentioned previously my kids are not fans of fish, but many types of fish, tuna included, have very high levels of omega 3 fatty-acids which is important for growing healthy, smart kids :-).  So I will feed it to them… get it into their stomachs any way that I can!  Once they move out they can eat caramel corn every night if they want!


Tuna Fish Cakes

  • Servings: 6-7
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 4 medium sized potatoesfish-cakes-fry-pan
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of chives or green onion
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of pepper
  • ½ cup of cheddar cheese (optional)
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of fish fry coating mix


  1. Wash and scrub potatoes.
  2. Poke potatoes several times with a fork.
  3. Place potatoes on a microwaveable plate (quick bake method), microwave for 6 minutes.
  4. Check potatoes for doneness by poking with a fork.
  5. Cool potatoes in cold water for several minutes.
  6. Peel potatoes (optional).
  7. Mash potatoes, add tuna, eggs, chives/green onion, salt, pepper and cheese (if using), mix well.
  8. Put oil in a medium size frying pan on medium high heat.
  9. Take ¼ cup amounts and form into patties.
  10. Place fish fry coating in a container.
  11. Add patties one at a time to fish fry coating mix.
  12. Place 3-4 patties in frying pan at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


These Tuna cakes have a wonderful crispiness on the outside and mashed potatoey goodness on the inside!  Another variation using cheese is adding a small square of cheddar on the inside of the patty prior to frying.

This recipe will yield approximately 12 patties.  I served them with a side salad, my go to side :-).  I find that 2 of these patties are a good amount for children and 3 for adults.


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