I know it’s a funny sounding name but I’m not the best at naming my food or recipes. This recipe I actually picked up from my mom, who picked it up from Mario Batali when he use to have a cooking show years back! This recipe passed through each of us and we’ve altered to suit our taste buds. I love love love this recipe! So simple, quick and easy to make. Believe it or not, I never thought I’d see the day my kids would eat tuna but this recipe did the trick!
So let’s get started! Here’s what you will need:
First thing you want to do is drain your tuna from any liquid in the can. Squeeze out as much water as you can and add it to a mixing bowl.
Next you want to add your eggs, italian seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper, salt and lime to the tuna.
Mix all the ingredients in the bowl until everything is well incorporated. It should be very wet and not too appealing. Next add your corn flakes to the bowl. In my opinion, the best way to fully incorporate the ingredients is to mix is by hand. Yea it’ll feel gross but it just meshes way better to me. If you want to crush the corn flakes in a food processor, go ahead but don’t make it into a powder. The little bits of corn flake crunch makes the cakes so yummy and crispy.
Once everything is mixed together, you should be able to form little balls without it breaking apart. Heat up the oil in your pan on medium-high. Make meatball sized balls and squish them into a patty shape.
Once the oil is hot, I usually test with a little piece of the mixture, start placing your patties carefully in the pan. You want to flip them once you see the edges turning golden brown. This takes approximately 2-3 minutes on each side.
Once they’re finished, you’ll want to eat them soon after to enjoy it. These fish cakes are awesome in a bun or even a wrap! However way you choose to enjoy them you will not be disappointed.
Give this one a try and let me know how it turns out. Don’t forget to like, share and follow for more creative ideas!