Tuna Fishcakes

This recipe is easily doubled or tripled depending on how many mouths you are feeding. If you don't have any left over mash you can buy it in the supermarket for about £1 so it's still budget friendly! Try adding a small tin of sweetcorn in place of the spring onions or using tinned salmon instead of tuna!


Serves 4, approx 50p per person

Prep 15 mins plus 15 mins chilling time Cooking 10-12 mins

Level 🍴🍴



  • 1 tin tuna, drained
  • 300g mashed potato
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp dried breadcrumbs






Place the tuna, potato, spring onions, lemon juice & seasoning into a bowl & mix well.









Divide the mixture into 4 & roll each piece into a ball then flatten out a little to make a cake shape.






Dust each cake with a little flour then dip in the egg & finally coat with the breadcrumbs.

Place on a plate & chill them in the fridge for about 15 minutes.





Heat some oil in a frying pan over a medium to high heat & cook the fishcakes for about 3-4 minutes each side until crisp & golden.

Serve with salad.


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