Monday, August 12, 2013

food to try: tuna cakes

I'll never understand how someone could love canned tuna, but "hate seafood." To me, canned tuna is the fishiest of fishy, but to each his own.

When dealing with such people on a daily basis, you gotta get creative if you want some of the salty seas in your mouth. [hehe]

I found this recipe for tuna cakes and had to try them.

What ya need:
  • 2, 5 oz cans of canned tuna in water
  • 1/4 tbs of Old Bay [or more like a full tbs if you love Old Bay like me]
  • half of an onion- chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of Miracle Whip or mayo
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • juice from one lime
What ya do: 
  1. Combine the drained tuna, Old Bay, onion, eggs, and bread crumbs in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Form into four burger-like patties [I use was paper to make it easier]
  3. Spray a skillet with cooking oil and cook over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. [I think it took about five minutes on each side.]
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix the mayo, chili powder and lime. Top the cakes with this "Chipotle Mayo"

Flipping them over in the pan was a lot harder than I anticipated and was a pain in the ass, but they were definitely really good. I also made a bunch of extra mayo to put on all sorts of other things.

It's almost like you're eating crab cakes.... but you're totally not. And they're almost as good, but equally impressive.


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