Lemon Garlic Tuna Cakes

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Recipe: #34654

April 09, 2020

"These tuna cakes can be either fried or baked."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (42.9 g)
  • Calories 97.8
  • Total Fat - 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.8 mg
  • Sodium - 209.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 69.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Drain canned tuna in small colander.

Step 2

Combine tuna with garlic, onion, salt and pepper, lemon juice and zest, egg, breadcrumbs, mayo, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and dried parsley in bowl; mix well.

Step 3

Combine remaining breadcrumbs and grated cheese in a shallow dish.

Step 4

Scoop 1/4 cup of tuna mixture, form into a patty and lightly coat with breading mixture.

Step 5

Fry cakes in pan with oil, until nicely browned on each side. Remove from pan and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with spinach or other greens, additional lemon wedge or even simple aioli.

Step 6

*For baked cakes: Bake in 375 degrees F oven for about 18 to 20 minutes.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Very good tuna cakes which we enjoyed. Some put them on buns with cheese and some liked them just as they were. I used the baking option. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(21 Aug 2021)


I really liked these a lot. The lemon and lemon zest were great. I didn't think anything additional was needed as far as putting things on afterwards. My husband, on the other hand, did. He likes really hot things, though. A good meal for a couple people. Thanks for posting this one.


(10 Jul 2020)

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