Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

Published in Light & Tasty as Easy Crab Cakes. We like them best with tuna!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, 1/3 cup bread crumbs, egg, onions, red pepper, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder and cayenne.
  2. Divide mixture into eight portions; shape into 2-inch balls.
  3. Roll balls in remaining bread crumbs.
  4. Flatten to 1/2 inch thickness.
  5. In a large nonstick skillet, cook tuna cakes in butter for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Most Helpful

5 5

Quick and easy to make. They were delicious, and my hubby went for thirds.

4 5

These turned out pretty good. Super fast to put together. They didn't seem to want to firm up, so I put the lid on the pan and tuned the heat down and they firmed up fine. We trying to eat more tuna so I think we'll use this as a base recipe for tuna burgers. Thanks for posing the recipe.

5 5

This recipe is great! We're having a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest and I was looking for something easy and quick to make for dinner. This did the trick. I made it as written other than using Lite Miracle Whip instead of Mayo (hubby's preference) and added just a touch of olive oil to the butter in the pan while frying. Served it was a cold green salad dressed with olive oil and balsalmic vinegar. May add a dash of hot sauce next time, and there will be a next time. I'm planning on serving this next week when out of town company is here. Thanks for sharing!