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Tuna Cakes

26 Oct

I just made these on a whim.  I was in the mood for crab cakes but I only had canned tuna so I had to get creative.  They turned out so rich and flavorful.  I wish I had made more!

1 can tuna, drained

1/2 c. onion, chopped

1/2 c. green pepper, chopped

1 egg

1./2 c. italian seasoned bread crumbs + 2 tbsp for later

salt and pepper

2 strips bacon, fried crisp and crumbled.

Sauce:

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp yellow mustard

1 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp green habanero sauce

2 tsp chopped dill pickle

dash of salt and pepper

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Spray generously with cooking spray.

Mix the tuna, onion, pepper, egg, 1/2 c. bread crumbs and salt and pepper together in a small mixing bowl.  Mixture will be wet.

Form into patties and place in hot skillet.  with a tablespoon, sprinkle some of the remaining bread crumbs over the top of the  patties. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip and sprinkle bread crumbs on the other side.  Cook for 4 minutes then flip again and cook about 1 minute to allow the bread crumbs to become crisp.  remove to a plate.

sprinkle each with crumbled bacon and top each with a spoonful of the sauce.

Makes 2 patties.

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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Food & Health

 

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