Tinned Tuna Fish Cakes made with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. This is a winner in my books
How do you keep tuna patties from falling apart?
To keep the tuna patties from falling apart while cooking, be sure to press the edges together tightly. It will help to hold them together without compressing the center too much. Also when cooking is to be sure to let them fully brown on one side then flip. The less handling the better the tuna patties will hold together.
Tuna fishcakes are super-easy, quick, and cheap. You can also make and freeze them.
A fishcake (sometimes written as fish cake) is a culinary dish consisting of filleted fish or other seafood minced or ground, mixed with a starchy ingredient, and fried until golden. Asian-style fishcakes usually contain fish with salt, water, flour, and egg.
- 3 tins tuna in water
- 2 eggs
- ½ finely chopped onion
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- 125 g cream cheese onion and chive flavor
- Salt and Pepper
- Parsley - you can add fresh, but I used bottled as I ran out of fresh parsley.
- 1 large potato - cook and make mash as usual - let it cool down
- Peel potatoes, dice and cook and prepare the mash as per usual. Let it cool down.
- Mix everything, except the Breadcrumbs, together.
- Scoop out the mixture and form 15 patties.
- I tried to dip one in the egg and milk mixture but decided against it after the first one as the mixture was moist enough for the breadcrumbs to stick properly. You can decide if you wish to use it.
- Dip the patties in the breadcrumbs and coat well and then flatten them slightly.
- Place and leave it on parchment paper in the freezer for a minimum of 15-20 minutes to set properly. You need them solid and cold otherwise they will crumble when baking.
- Coat your pan with a thin layer of oil and heat the oil.
- Place 5 patties at a time in the pan, rather do less than overcrowd the pan as it is easier to work and flip them over when you have fewer patties in the pan.
- Bake on both sides until golden brown.
- Be careful when you turn them over as they may break open as they are pretty soft.
- Once done, continue with the rest of the patties.
- Serve with whatever you like. We served it with sliced green beans.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 110mgSodium 484mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 24g
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