Tuna Cakes with Mock Tartar Sauce

Hope Wasylenki

By
@MizWasy

Made these for New Year's - they were great! Not fishy-tasting, either. I'm not a tuna fan as I've said before, but had bought some, trying to add fish into the diet. Even the DH liked them.


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Serves:

12-24 pieces

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

TUNA CAKES

3 can(s)
gourmet albacore white tuna, drained and flaked
2/3 c
onion, finely diced
2/3 c
bell pepper, finely diced (try to mix up red and green for color)
2/3 c
celery, finely diced
2/3 c
buttermilk biscuit mix (from a yellow or blue box)
2
eggs
1/4 tsp
pepper
2 tsp
soy sauce
1/2 tsp
granulated garlic
2 1/2 c
panko bread crumbs (didn't really measure the total)

MOCK TARTAR SAUCE

1 c
mayonnaise (olive oil or regular)
1/3 c
hot dog relish (mixture of mustard and relish)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
TUNA CAKES:
Drain and flake tuna, then add to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
2
Add vegetables, seasonings, biscuit mix, soy sauce and 1/2 cup panko crumbs. Mix until all is incorportated. Let mixture sit in the bowl for 20 minutes.
3
Preheat oven to 400°F (375°F for convection).
4
Place remaining panko into a semi-shallow bowl. Lightly grease or spray a sheet pan. Drop tuna mixture into panko one at a time. Coat with crumbs, lightly toss ball from hand to hand to drop off any excess panko and gently place onto sheet pan, flattening to desired size & thickness. Repeat until mixture is used up.

Note: I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to make the patties and it yielded 12-13. If you halve that, you would get 24/26 appetizer portions.
5
Total baking time is 15-16 minutes for the larger cakes. I cooked them for 6 minutes then flipped them over and baked an additional 8 minutes. Since I wanted them a bit browner, I flipped to broil and broiled about 3-4 minutes before removing them from the oven.

I'm not sure how long to bake the appetizer-sized ones, perhaps 10-12 minutes.
6
MOCK TARTAR SAUCE:
Stir mayonnaise and hot dog relish together.
7
Serve cakes with sauce over top or on the side. (For dinner, 2-3 cakes to a serving)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American