Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Meatless Recipes for Lent - Tuna Cakes

It's Lent so instead of making crab cakes, I made tuna cakes for my family last week.

It was served with a tossed salad and rice.


2 cans canned tuna.  I used the Kirkland's canned Skipjack tuna from Costco.
1 egg
1 small celery stalk, minced
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1 dash Tabasco
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp. mayonnaise or plain yogurt (or combo)
1/2 cup cracker meal (process about 6 to 10 savory crackers (not sweet).
Salt and pepper.  Be careful not to add too much salt as the tuna and crackers (and mayonnaise will be heavy with salt).
1 cup (or more) Panko
Olive oil for frying

Drain the tuna and place in a bowl. Flake with a fork.  Add the rest of the ingredients except the Panko.  Form into four large patties.  Place the Panko crumbs in a shallow bowl and coat the patties well with the Panko.  Heat a heavy skillet.  Add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom.  Carefully place the patties in the skillet and brown until crispy brown on both sides.  Serve immediately. Serves four.

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