Tuna Cakes

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Ariella

From Everyday Food. Be sure to fully drain the tuna. If the mixture is too wet it will fall apart. My husband, who is normally a pretty picky eater, really liked these.

Top Review by SweetySJD

Yummy! The store didn't have tuna in oil so I had to use the water packed. I also used parsley in place of cilantro because I don't care for the flavor of cilantro. These were a little fragile, but they held together pretty well. I used a rather flat 1/3 cup measure to pack the mixure and then patted them down flatter. I got barely 7 patties, so if you want 8 don't pack them down, or use a bit less than 1/3 cup. These were very good with and without salsa. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together tuna, egg, cilantro, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Mix together until ingredients just hold together.
  2. Scoop out 1/3 cup tuna mixture and form into patty. Repeat with remaining tuna mixture. You should have 8 patties.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat in large skillet. Working in batches, cook cakes until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Serve hot accompanied with salsa.

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