Tuna cakes with tartar sauce


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Tuna cakes with tartar sauce

Photo: Erik Putz

Get dinner on a dime with these quick and easy-to-make tuna cakes. Bonus: a super simple recipe for a homemade tartar sauce. Score!


  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

  • 2 170-g cans chunk tuna, in water, drained

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1/4 cup corn kernels

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Tartar Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp relish


  • 1. Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, then mash in tuna. Stir in celery, corn, mayo, 1 tbsp oil, Dijon and onion until combined. Season with pepper, if desired. 2. Scoop 1/3 cup tuna mixture and form into patty about 1/2 in. thick. Repeat with remaining tuna mixture to make 8 patties. 3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil. Place 4 patties in pan. Cook until golden, about 3 min per side. Repeat with remaining patties. 4. To make tartar sauce, stir mayo with lemon juice and relish in a small bowl. Season with pepper. 5. Serve tuna cakes with tartar sauce and a side salad, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 400, Protein 17g, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 31g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 481mg.
Excellent source of vitamin b12.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2019 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

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