Growing up taking a tuna fish sandwich for lunch was pretty common even though it wasn’t the most practical. No matter how much I tried whenever I opened my lunch my sandwich would always be so smashed it was debatable to continue forward with eating it. I would put it on top of everything in my lunch bag, not bring heavy foods, be meticulous that my lunch did not get turned on it’s side, but somehow no matter what I tried the dreadful tuna was always flattened
As an adult I still enjoy tuna but have given up on trying to preserve the perfect tuna sandwich. When I was reviewing my kitchen what to make for lunch this week I found a few cans of tuna hiding on the shelf. I wasn’t going to try to make a sandwich with that because we were all out of bread and couldn’t risk it being smashed one more time. Hmmm….I know! Tuna cakes!
This was the perfect recipe to class-up a little can of tuna and trick my husband into thinking I’m a professional chef. They turned out great! Crispy on the outside and with a special sauce I made for on the side, I could not stop myself from finishing my plate.
Similar to crab cakes, tuna cakes are often fried to get extra crispy on the outside. However, with a little breadcrumbs and an oven, no extra oil needed, no extra calories eaten and no feeling bad for eating fried food. These look great on a plate and are super simple to make. Plus with this sauce I can’t promise that you won’t eat all of them in one sitting.
- 3 cans tuna
- 3 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp Worcester sauce
- 1 egg
- pepper to taste
- 1 cup bread crumbs
Cilantro Garlic Cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2-3 tbs cilantro
- 2 garlic gloves
- 3 tbs lime juice
- Mix tuna, green onions, mustard, Worcester sauce, egg and pepper together.
- Grab a handful of the tuna mixture and form into a patty.
- Cover patties in bread crumbs and bake on a lined baking sheet at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping after 15 minutes.
- While patties bake add all cream ingredients to a blender and blend for about a minute until smooth.
Did you try this recipe? Leave a comment and tell me how it went!