Upgraded Canned Tuna
I’m as surprised as you are! Canned tuna? Who would of thought you could actually get it to taste this good?! Tuna has always been an easy lunch option for me because it’s simple, there’s lots of protein, and it takes on what ever flavors you enhance it with. Therefore, Easy Fish Cakes were bound to make it on my plate someday! And boy am I glad they did.
I typically mix my tuna with some avocado oil mayo, throw it on a salad, and call it lunch… But not today! This recipe takes canned tuna to a whole new level…. think tuna melt, crab cakes, and fish burgers all wrapped into one easy recipe – YUM!
- Over salad
- On a roll with melted cheese
- On it’s own with flavored mayo (suggestions below)
Try This Recipe With Canned…
- Chopped clams
- Baby shrimp
Enhance it With…
- Chipotle lime mayo (avocado oil mayo)
- Cajun mayo “remoulade” sauce (mix plain mayo with cajun spice blend and lemon juice)
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Melted cheddar cheese
Easy Fish CakesPrint This
- 2 eggs
- 1 can of tuna
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tbsp. coconut flour
- 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
- 1/4 lemon's juice
- 1 tsp. each paprika, onion powder, garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Chopped parsley or cilantro, optional
- Drain your can of tuna and do your best to get as much liquid out as possible.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, then form the mixture into evenly sized balls (they can be any size you want the cakes to be – mini or large). Then, take each ball and squeeze out any excess liquid gently as you flatten it between your palms. Tip: keep the cakes on the thinner side for more even cooking.
- Heat a pan on medium-high with some avocado or coconut oil to fry the cakes. Place the cakes on a pan (you may only be able to fit one at a time) and allow the bottom to get golden brown before flipping – about 2 minutes per side.
Serve it over salad, on a roll with melted cheese, on it's own with avocado oil mayo. Try this recipe with canned crab, tuna, salmon, chopped clams, or baby shrimp. Enhance it with chipotle lime mayo, cajun mayo "remoulade" sauce (mix plain mayo with cajun spice blend and lemon juice), plain Greek yogurt, or melted cheddar cheese.