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Tuna fish cakes

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Tuna fish cakes


  • Peel the potatoes, cut them into small, irregular pieces, and put them into a pot with cold water. 
  • Transfer the pot over medium-high heat and boil them for 15-20 minutes, until the potato pieces are tender. Start counting the time from the moment the water starts boiling.
  • Drain the potatoes, leave them in the colander for a few minutes to remove the excess moisture, transfer the pieces to a bowl and press them with a potato masher or with a fork until they are completely mashed.
  • Add the butter, the mayonnaise, and the mustard, while the mash is still hot.
  • Mix with a spoon until the mixture is homogenized.
  • Finely chop the parsley and the spring onion.
  • Add the tuna, parsley, spring onion, lemon zest, garlic, salt, pepper, and mix the ingredients together.
  • Shape the mixture into 12 balls and press them lightly with your hands. 
  • Put the fish cakes into a baking pan and transfer them to the freezer for 2 hours, until they are firm. 

For the breading

  • Add the flour into a bowl, along with salt and pepper.
  • Crack the eggs into a second bowl and whisk them with a fork until the yolks are dissolved. 
  • Add the sandwich bread into a third bowl. 
  • Remove the fish cakes from the freezer. 
  • Dip one fish cake firstly into the bowl with the flour and bread it well until completely coated. Then, dip it into the bowl with the eggs, and finally into the grated bread. 
  • Follow the same process for all the fish cakes.
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Fry the fish cakes in batches, for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden. 
  • Remove the fish cakes with a slotted spoon and put them on a plate with paper towels.

To serve

  • Cut the burger buns in half. 
  • Heat a frying pan over high heat and sauté the buns until golden.
  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, add its flesh into a bowl, and use a fork to mash it.
  • Spread the mashed avocado on the bun, add 2 tuna fish cakes, put a poached egg on top, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Decorate with rocket leaves and cherry tomatoes cut in half.
  • Serve. 


If you want, instead of frying the fish cakes, you can bake them in the oven. Spread them in a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake them in a preheated oven at 180οC (350ο F) for 20-25 minutes. Halfway through the baking time, flip them over until golden on the other side as well.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
20 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
15 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
9 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
10 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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