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