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Making Tuna Cakes/Patties

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Open a can of tuna and choose one of the delicious recipes below. Make them all over time and choose your favorite(s). Tuna cakes are a quick, easy, and nutritious meal. Add a side of veggies or a salad and you are done.


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February 18, 2011

Tuna cakes can be dry and lack flavor. I'm so proud of this recipe because it adds a moist flavorful taste for a quick healthy meal!



Flake tuna in a large bowl. Set aside. In a small bowl, add next 5 ingredients and blend well. Add small bowl to tuna and blend. Slowly add in broth.


Texture will be pretty thin. Add in cornbread mix, until texture is slightly stiff but not dry. Add egg and blend well. Fry in canola oil on medium heat, turning only once. Serve with Lime Tarter Sauce (recipe below).

Lime Tarter Sauce



Mix thoroughly, chill and serve.

Servings: 4-5
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
10 Minutes Cooking Time

By Carol from Lebanon, TN

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Turn a can of tuna into delicious fish cakes. This recipe is both easy and economical. The fish cakes can be served as a light snack on its own. It could also be served with a green salad and potato chips, which would turn it into a complete meal. The fish cakes are very flavorsome, even though it has a low salt level and gluten free flour.


Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 5-6 fish cakes, depending on the size of the fish cakes


  • 1 can (170g) light tuna in salt water (119g drained)
  • 1/2 cup Orgran Gluten Free Pizza & Pastry Multimix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) grated carrots
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of mustard powder
  • cooking oil for frying
  • 3 Tbsp Orgran flour to coat the fish cakes before frying them


  1. Drain the tuna. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and use a wooden spoon to mix well together.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan. The oil should be approximately 1½ inches deep.
  3. In the palm of your hand, shape a ball and then flatten it to form a fish cake. Repeat until no more of the mixture is left.
  4. Coat the fish cakes with Orgran flour and fry in heated oil until the fish cakes are golden brown. Flip them to fry on both sides.
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  6. Remove from oil and drain slightly on brown paper to remove excess oil.
  7. Serve with a dollop of mayonnaise.
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These are super easy-to-make gluten-free tuna cakes. There are no grains used here, and the cheese and salsa mixed into the "batter" makes them moist and delicious. I used coconut flour, but others like almond flour work great, as well. If you are not gluten or grain conscious, you can use regular flour.

Gluten-Free Tuna Cakes on platter with salad

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Substitute tuna for salmon when making patties.

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Mix all together and fry in Pam cooking spray.

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When there's nothing to eat but canned tuna. So, here's another kitchen experiment I just performed last night for dinner. All you need is determination and creativity.

Tuna Cheese Patties on plate with rice

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