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May 25, 2008

Tuna Fish Cakes

Filed under: comfort food, Dinner — Tags: , , , , , , — peoplewhoeat @ 9:22 pm

These are delicious, but I haven’t yet perfected the art of making them look pretty, so there’s no photo yet.

Adapted from ‘The First-Time Cook’ by Sophie Grigson (nice stuff in that book!)

Tuna Fish Cakes

1 large baking potato
1 can tuna fish
30g melted butter
½ white onion, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1 beaten egg
Plain flour

(1 TBSP lemon juice, and 2 TBSP diced parsley optional)

Butter and olive oil to fry

Bake the potato in its skin until soft.  Halve the potato while still warm and scoop the flesh out of the skin and place it in a bowl.  Drain the tuna and add that to the bowl along with the melted butter, onion, and salt and pepper (and parsley and lemon if using).  Add about half the beaten egg.  Mix the whole lot together with your hands squidging up the chunks of potato and tuna, but leaving the mixture slightly rough and uneven.  If it isn’t sticking together (but isn’t overly runny) add more egg ’til the mixture sticks together. Divide the mixture into quarters.  Dust hands with flour and shape each quarter into a cake ½-3/4 inch thick.  Coat each in flour.  Fry in butter and oil until brown and crisp.  Serve with tartar sauce, salsa cruda, or salsa verde.

Salsa Cruda

Tomato, Onion, Olive Oil, garlic, salt and pepper, sugar (basil optional)

Dice all, let sit and meld in refrigerator.



  1. Yammie!

    Very yammie! 🙂

    Trackback by Freestyler — May 28, 2008 @ 4:31 am

  2. Yes Yummy they really are. They also have there health benefits part to it.

    Comment by Nexis — November 27, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

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