Simple Tuna Fish Cakes


This is one of those things that I'll cook when I'm in my lazy mood. Almost like a comfort food, but with all the vegetable and herbs hidden so that the picky eaters won't find out ๐Ÿ˜€

I've used:

4 small potatoes
A can of flaked tuna in olive oil
1/4 carrot, finely chopped
Half a red onion, finely chopped
3-4 basil leaves, finely chopped
6-8 sprigs of chives, finely chopped
A pinch of sea salt
2 tablespoons corn flour
1 egg, roughly beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
A handful of flat leave parsley, roughly torn into small sprigs
1 or 2 limes

Here's what I do:
  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into small chunks, boil till you can poke a fork through the chunks easily. Drain the water, mash the potato chunks into a paste. 
  2. Add in the tuna, carrot, onion, basil, chives, corn flour and sea salt; mix well.
  3. Heat the oven to 180°C. Pour about 5 mm depth of sun flower seed oil into a baking tray of roughly 6"x10".
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 similar-sized balls, slightly flatten each and dip in the egg then carefully coat each fish cake with bread crumbs. Place all the fish cakes in the baking tray.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes before turning the bottom side up and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish with parsley, squeeze some lime over the fish cakes and serve with hot boiled rice.
I like it with rice, and some spicy Thai chilli sauce... yum.

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