Sunday, April 7, 2013

Simple Suppers-Tuna Cakes

Ever get home from work at 7:30 only to find a pack of hungry animals waiting for you at the door?  I know, the story of your life.  Mine too. 

These cakes are easy, fast and you probably have everything you need to make them on hand.  Make some mac and cheese and a side of peas and you are golden.

Tuna Cakes
2 cans tuna packed in water, drained
1 c. bread crumbs, divided
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 onion, grated
1 egg
1 Tbsp. mayo
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt (I would use more, but I like things heavily seasoned)
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. oil
Set aside 1/2 c. of the breadcrumbs.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and let sit for a few minutes so the breadcrumbs can soften up and do their gluey job.
While mix is sitting, heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
When pan is almost ready, start making cakes.  I used about a handful of the mixture for each cake and it made six cakes.
Dredge the formed cakes in the additional crumbs and place in the hot pan.  Cook about 5 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.
***You don't have a stock of breadcrumbs?  Whaaaaat?  Check out my breadcrumb post NOW!***
***Want to make perfect cakes?  Form an "okay" sign using your middle finger and thumb.  Fit your ball of tuna mix in the circle and, using your fingers as a guide, pat your cake to fit.*** 
***Scared your kids (or husband) won't eat them?  One word.  Ketchup.***

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