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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 222.8
  • Total Fat: 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 39.3 mg
  • Sodium: 363.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 23.1 g

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Easy Tuna Cakes

Submitted by: REYVAAN

Introduction

These easy fish cakes use canned tuna as a main ingredient. I have omitted the bread crumbs and use eggs as a binding agent.
The spices are just a suggestion, put whateve spices you like in to suit your taste.
Suggestion: Mix all ingredients except the egg in at first. You can "taste test" the resulting mixture as the tuna is fully cooked.
These easy fish cakes use canned tuna as a main ingredient. I have omitted the bread crumbs and use eggs as a binding agent.
The spices are just a suggestion, put whateve spices you like in to suit your taste.
Suggestion: Mix all ingredients except the egg in at first. You can "taste test" the resulting mixture as the tuna is fully cooked.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    6oz Chunk Light Tuna in Water (low sodium variety as diet dictates), drained well
    1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
    1/3 cup carrots, finely chopped
    1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped or crushed
    1tsp chili powder (optional)
    1/5 tsp Italian Seasoning
    salt/pepper to taste (remember tuna can be salty)
    1/3 cup shredded cheese, reduced fat
    1/4 cup egg white

Directions

Sautee the onions until they are mostly clear, but not quite carmelized.
Mix Tuna, onions, carrots, garlic, cheese, spices, salt and pepper together.
Taste as adjust spiced as necessary.
Add Egg Whites and mix well.
Divide mixture into 8 equal portions. Flatten into cakes, approximately 2.5 inches across.

Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Less may be needed if you are using a non-stick skillet.

Once oil is well heated, place patties in skillet on low to medium heat.
Cook for approximately 3-5 minutes aside, turning once. Be wary of the first turn as the eggs will not be completely cooked, so they won't bind the patties together.

When finished, patties should be cooked through (for the egg) and fairly firm.

Serving size: two patties
Makes 8 servings

Suggestion: Serve over a mixed greens salad with vineagrette dressing, or on low calorie, whole grain bread with reduced fat mayonaisse, relish, lettuce & tomato.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REYVAAN.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made these last night. I didn't add the carrots. These were delishious! Thank you for sharing. Will be making these again! - 10/18/10

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