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Overhead view of a platter with 7 tuna and potato patties
Tuna and Potato Patties
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Tuna and Potato Patties, or tuna fish cakes, are the ideal last minute appetizer that use leftover mashed potatoes and some good old canned tuna. The addition of garlic and spring onions bring so much flavour. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Keyword: tuna recipes
Servings: 10 patties
Calories: 270 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 500 g leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 tin tuna
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp freshly-chopped parsley
  • oil to fry
  • 1 egg
  1. Finely chop the spring onions and garlic and mix them with the mashed potatoes, tuna (well drained), parsley, egg and breadcrumbs.

  2. Use your hands to shape 10 patties, then sprinkle some flour on a large plate and arrange the patties on the plate.

  3. Refrigerate for at least half an hour so that the patties can firm up.

  4. Heat up some oil in a large frying pan, just enough for shallow frying, then lightly coat the patties with flour and fry on both sides for about 3-4 minutes until golden.

  5. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper so that the excess oil can be absorbed.

  6. Serve warm or cold with your favourite sauce or on their own.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Tuna and Potato Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 607mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 50.5%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 7.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.