Who doesn’t like a good patty?!?!

March 21, 2012

I don’t know if its all kids or my kids but they love patties. They like anything served to them in patty form. When my friend posted a picture of tuna patties I thought it would be a slam dunk. Not to mention my grandma makes THE BEST salmon patties. The thought of canned salmon has forced me to shy away from making them myself, but I’m certainly no stranger to canned tuna.

This recipe is rough but it was so easy and so yummy that I couldn’t resist.


Tuna Cakes
Recipe type: Entree
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  • 4 Cans of Tuna (I did one biggie and one small guy)
  • Mayo (I used Nayonaise from Whole Foods because of Gabby's allergies)
  • Onion Powder
  • Little Onion (I used about ⅓ but I think I should have cut them up more finely)
  • Yellow Pepper (I used regular black pepper)
  • Dried Dill
  • Bread Crumbs (I used Panko because of my allergy princess)
  • 1 Egg
  • I also added grated carrots to throw in some extra veggies
  1. Mix it all together
  2. Sautee patties in olive oil in frying pan
  3. I baked for 10 minutes at 350 after because of Gabby's crazy cooked egg allergy


Now one might think that there needs to be some sort of accompaniment to a tuna cakes recipe. Fear not! I trotted over to my most favorite low fat dining webpage, SkinnyTaste.com, and decided to try out Kale Chips. I have heard so much hoopla about Kale and had one delightful experience before so thought I’d give it a try.

1 bunch kale (12 oz after removed from stems)
1 tsp olive oil (spray)
a sprinkle of sea salt or kosher
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (I skipped this one)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray two large baking sheets with oil.
Wash and thoroughly dry kale. Remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite sized pieces.
Place on baking sheets, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Bake about 10-12 minutes, turning and moving them around as they shrink to make sure they evenly crisp up.

So here goes the analysis portion of what I cooked. Tuna cakes were fabulous. Everyone loved them except…guess who??? You guessed it…the reason I try all these stinking recipes…GABBY! But here’s the crazy one, she LOVED the kale chips. Adults ate them but not sure we loved them. Drew didn’t care for them but he was all over the tuna cakes so that’s fine in my book.

Given the fact that each one of them liked one of the dishes, I consider that success! Thanks Mara and Skinny Taste!!!

2 thoughts on “Who doesn’t like a good patty?!?!

  1. So glad you (and Drew) liked them. Love the carrot touch to them. Definitely going to try that and the kale chips!

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