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Simple Tuna Fish Cakes

Simple store-cupboard recipe for tuna fish cakes which you can customize to your own taste, and depending on what's in your own cupboards/fridge.

Time 30 minutes
Skill Level Easy

Ingredients List

Serves 2
  • 2 large tins tuna in water (drained)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp coriander (chopped)
  • 3-4 small potatoes
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 1 light dusting flour
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce


  1. Cook potatoes then mash.
  2. Dry fry onion lightly or in a tiny bit of water. 
  3. Combine potatoes, onion, fish sauce, coriander and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Roll in flour, then egg white, then crumbs.
  5. Cook in non-stick pan 

You could add extra ingredients for flavour/texture such as:

  • Sweetcorn, parsley and/or leek
  • For a mediterranean flavour: lemon zest, chopped capsicum (red pepper).
  • For a Thai flavour: chilli, lime juice, ginger and/or garlic,
  • You could swap out the onion for chives or chives for a fresher flavour.