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./2 c. italian seasoned bread crumbs + 2 tbsp for later
salt and pepper
2 strips bacon, fried crisp and crumbled.
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.