Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I am not a big fan of tuna, but I think these are great! It's also a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. An alternative is to make up a quick batch of instant. For me, this must be served with a spicy mayo!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup potato, mashed
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 12 cup Italian breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 dash salt and pepper
  • 14 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Combine mashed potatoes, tuna, parmesan, HALF the breadcrumbs, egg and salt and pepper.
  2. Form into 8 patties.
  3. Turn in flour, then in the remaining breadcrumbs.
  4. Cook in the olive oil over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes per side.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
Most Helpful

4 5

This recipe has been hanging around in my 'To Try' cookbook for months. Tonight it finally came out to be tried and so glad we did. Like DuChick, I made it into six patties and instead of plain mashed potatoes, I used roasted garlic potatoes. We found them to be just a touch bland (because we ate them plain). Next time around, I'm going to add some Old Bay Seasoning also. Thank you for sharing!!

4 5

This recipe intrigued me since we like tuna, but usually just eat it with mayo on bread. We found these little cakes surprisingly very tasty with the combination of ingredients. I used plain Panko for the breadcrumbs and added some Italian seasoning. I formed mine a bit larger and had 6 cakes. I would love to know what you used for "spicy mayo", Lawsome. That would make a nice addition. MERP'd for My 3 Chefs 09.