Potato and Tuna Fried Cakes

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3 russet potatoes or if your in a hurry use instant potatoes follow instructions
2 tbsp oil
1 can tuna water packed drained
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 to 2 cups bread crumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
Oil for deep-frying canola, olive oil, butter
salt and pepper to taste

Boil potatoes in a pot of  boiling water. When they become soft, peel off skin and mash them add a tablespoon of butter, salt, pepper to taste.

Heat oil over medium-high heat in a pan. Fry garlic until lightly browned. In the same bowl as the potatoes, add tuna, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder, cayenne pepper and  stir until well blended. 

Roll the tuna mixture into mounds or patties. Coat each pattie with breadcrumbs, dip into beaten egg and roll again in breadcrumbs again.

Heat oil for frying. ( Or for a healthier version, place on parchment paper and bake on 375  degree oven, till brown)   Pan fry tuna cakes  ( I like to add a tablespoon of butter in the olive oil) till golden brown on each side. Lower heat if they brown too soon. Drain cakes on paper towels and serve hot with tarter, tomato sauce, or sour cream and dill.
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  1. Hi Claudia this recipe is very hot, but has a good aspect. Best regards Valerio

  2. we have the same recipe for every meat cakes(fish,chicken,pork or beef)...so,nice to see your recipe!very delicious!

  3. This is a neat "cake" - could be great for sandwiches too. Great idea to jazz up tuna.

  4. Hi Claudia,

    Looks so lovely...great combo..Love cutlets...:)



  5. I would love to try this flavor combination. Well done.

  6. My family loves salmon croquettes, so I'll bet they'll like this! I'll have to try it. Thanks!

  7. great croquette - tuna, salmon, any flaked fish I bet would be great...

  8. Mmmm, I pretty much love any kind of seafood formed into a cake a fried, and this looks very tasty to me :)

  9. These are great Claudia, look really delicious and economical too. I have added them to my must try bookmarks. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Claudia, it sounds great and bet it tastes delicious! Russets all the way, no instant here. What a great cake to add to my list!

  11. Oh wow!! Been ages since I had anything like this!! Thanks for the very tasty reminder :)

  12. Instant potatoes? But these tasty tuna-potato cakes- oh yes - will try Claudia. They are reminiscent of a French appetizer.

  13. I love the combination of tuna and potatoes in a delicious cake. they look wonderful!

  14. love this potato and tuna fried cakes...yum yum yum great combination of flavors and thanks for sharing the recipes...great for pot luck parties :)


  15. Hi Ms. Claudia. .dropping by for the first time! I just found your blog through Food buzz and am so glad I did. Looks like you have a lot of yummy stuff on here. :)

  16. I love this idea! What a great way to use tuna! YUM!!! Great appetizer!

  17. Now don't those sound delightful?
    Never thought to try tuna as a cake. Clever!

  18. I remember this satisfiyng and wonderful fried cakes from at least over 30 years ago. What a great treat to go down memory lane. I must print out this yummy recipe!
    Thanks Claudia, for sharing!

  19. delicious we make like this called cutlets it is a savoury snack


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