How Do You Make Tuna Fish Cakes?

How Do You Make Tuna Fish Cakes?

Tuna fish cakes are made with canned tuna, egg, breadcrumbs and mayonnaise. The ingredients are mixed together and fried on the stovetop.

Tuna Fish Cakes

When no one has gone shopping in a while, raid the pantry and make up some tasty tuna cakes. These cakes whip up in under half an hour.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


  • 3 cans tuna
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Mix the ingredients
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat with olive oil in it to warm up. Meanwhile, mix together the tuna, egg, cilantro, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, lemon juice and the chopped jalapeno.

  3. Form into patties
  4. Scoop up 1/3 cup of the tuna mixture. Press between the palms to flatten into a patty. This recipe should make about eight tuna patties.

  5. Fry the cakes
  6. Place two or three cakes at a time into the hot frying pan. Cook for 2 minutes and flip the cakes over to cook an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and serve warm. The tuna patties may be served with a side of fresh salsa, according to Martha Stewart.