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Tuna Fish Cakes


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  • Fish - canned tuna fish is ideal
  • Potatoes
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Onions (optional)
  • Seasonings


: cook the potatoes - peel, then either boil them or microwave them until they are soft. If they are large potatoes, chop them up first to make it quicker.
: finely dice and then fry onions in some oil.
: mash potatoes, adding some butter and milk to make them creamier.
: add the tuna fish and the onions, mix. Here you can throw in anything you want - spices, salt and pepper, chopped peppers or tomatoe...
: beat one egg until fluffy, then add to mixture to bind.
: take a handful of the mixture and roll into a ball, then flatten to make your fishcake.
: to cook, fry in some oil for a few minutes on both sides. The best thing about this recipe is that you can make loads and keep the leftover mixture in the fridge or the freezer and then cook it as and when you need it.



  • How many potatoes.Eggs,how much butter,milk?

    Thursday, 14 August, 2014
    By Eileen nagel
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  • 1 can of tuna, drained (150g)
    1lb (450g) mash potatoes (includes 1 tbsp butter & 2 tbsp milk)
    1 egg
    3 spring onions
    salt & pepper to taste (1ml each,1/4 tsp)

    that should get anyone started!

    Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
    By Ray powell
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  • Grate recipie

    Tuesday, 18 June, 2013
    By Donald Miller
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  • It is amazing

    Sunday, 3 June, 2012
    By Lucy
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  • Hah

    Thursday, 29 March, 2012
    By Lmfao
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  • The amount of ingredients you use in a recipe always determine the texture and taste. We are always learning everyday and as a novice to cooking i would appreciate a guideline for the quantities. Thanks

    Wednesday, 7 March, 2012
    By Rose
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  • Very easy recipe and very tasty try making the mash with a small amount of parsley sauce instead of milk

    Sunday, 4 March, 2012
    By Carl
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  • Really good with fresh salad and a lemon wedge. Suggest adding chilling flakes to taste... But not too much

    Friday, 29 July, 2011
    By Rog and jean
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  • It would help to have some rough guidlines to amounts needed, but its a good simple easy recipie ♪☺☻♥

    Monday, 2 May, 2011
    By Cupcake♥
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  • Oh dear , some people need anger management on this site!! Add some chopped chillies for a little kick :o) nice easy recipe and tasty served up with salad mmmm

    Sunday, 7 November, 2010
    By Ktcooks
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  • This is really tasty and i really enjoyed making it, but i agree that it would be helpful to include basic amounts in this recipe. It could mention that all amounts are changeable, but it's helpful to have some kind of guideline other than "potatoes" and "tuna".

    Thursday, 21 October, 2010
    By Briget
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  • To be fair, if someone's away from home and cooking for the first time it might be nice to give them a guide as to quantities. No need to be a knobhead about it.

    Tuesday, 7 September, 2010
    By Jim
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  • It really isnt difficult to guess the amounts, i mean youre not going to need 10lb of spuds or 3 tonne of tuna. Just make enough mash for 2 people and mix in 1 can of tuna, the rest you add by taste alone. I would however recommend not binding the egg in with the mash mixture and instead coating the fishcake in it before coating in breadcrumbs/semolina and frying. Otherwise it will end up a bit soggy.

    Tuesday, 17 August, 2010
    By Michelle
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  • Seriously, for a recipe like this you don't really need exact amounts. Do you?!? It's a good basis to allow you to play around and work it out for yourself. Some recipes require exact amounts. This is not one of them. Talk about needing to be spoon fed. Bet your mum still does your washing ;-) i put in some grated carrot and courgette to sneak some goodness in! :-)

    Tuesday, 17 August, 2010
    By Not-so-stupid-chef
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  • I thought this was a very helpfull recipe and gave the information you needed although the amounts would be helpfull. Thanks

    Monday, 7 June, 2010
    By Izzie
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  • This is a good reciepe but the amount of each ingrediant would be useful

    Saturday, 29 May, 2010
    By Yvonne
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  • I just worked the ingredients out myself, used a 154g tin tuna and mashed 2 baking sized spuds, small can sweetcorn and sliced 3 spring onions, mixed it up and coated in flour rather than egg. Nice basic recipe thanks.

    Monday, 10 May, 2010
    By Shel
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  • Its good but you dont no how much of each ingrediant you need =/

    Friday, 30 April, 2010
    By Leah
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  • Instead of binding with an egg dip the prepared fish cake in egg then flour and then shop bought breadcrumbs and fry in oil on both sides for a much tastier crispier finish.

    Thursday, 19 November, 2009
    By Benson
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  • This was really tasty, but i found it much better without the egg - it got too sticky and kept falling apart! (that was using one very large potato, one onion, and one can of tune fish. Seasoned with thai spices and hot sauce)

    Monday, 26 October, 2009
    By Lucy
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  • How much ingredients do you need

    Sunday, 19 April, 2009
    By Cooking genious
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