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)

Protein 17g, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 31g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 481mg.

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