Wisconsin Tuna Cake With Lemon-Dill Sauce

"From Great American cookbook, these tuna cakes are a welcome change for any family. For light frying, choose a non-stick skillet."
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  • In a large bowl toss together tuna, bread crumbs. onions, and pimento.
  • In a small bowl beat together egg and milk; stir in lemon peel.
  • Stir into tuna mixture; toss until moistened.
  • With lightly floured hands, shape mixture into eight 4-inch patties.
  • In a large nonstick skillet melt butter. Fry patties, a few at a time, until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  • Place on an ovenproof platter in a 300* oven until ready to serve.
  • For sauce:

  • In a small saucepan heat broth, lemon juice and dill. For each serving, spoon shredded carrots and zucchini onto each plate; top with 2 tuna cakes. Top each cake with a half-slice lemon; spoon sauce over.
  • Note: times are approximate.

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  1. Lucky in Bayview
    Really good! I only made the cakes with the sauce. I didn't have pimentos so I used capers and those worked great. The sauce really gave these a light, fresh taste. Thanks for posting the recipe.
  2. tednjoc
    These were quite good, even though I didn't make the accompanying sauce; we just splashed on some soy sauce and served the patties with rice. Also, I made the patties quite small, forming them in the pan with a spoon since the tuna mixture was messy to work with. I will definitely make these again. Thank you!
  3. Ratalouille
    I was pleasantly surprised as to how tasty this turned out!!! I believe it was the simple sauce that really brought out the flavors. I didn't have enough mixture for eight patties, mine turned out on the "thin" side. Still delicious though. I will definitely be making these again! Thank you chef#253974 :)


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