Tuna fish cakes

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There’s nothing like homemade fishcakes. They’re soft, tender and fresh, made with John West No Drain Fridge Pot Tuna Steak. Serve them when hot, with a green salad and your preferred dipping sauce


  • 500g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 spring onions, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 x 110g tin of John West No Drain Fridge Pot Tuna Steak (in brine)
  • 1 egg
  • 100g wholewheat breadcrumbs

To Serve:

  • Cucumber and dill salad
  • Yoghurt and cucumber dip, or your preferred dipping sauce

Step 1

Put the potatoes in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a knife.

Step 2

Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Add the yoghurt, lemon zest, spring onions, paprika, flour, a pinch of salt and a generous amount of black pepper. Mash together until smooth. Gently stir in the tuna.

Step 3

Mix to combine, then divide the mixture in four, adding a little more flour if necessary. Shape into balls, then flatten into patties.

Step 4

Beat the egg in one shallow bowl and place the breadcrumbs in a second. One at a time, dip the fishcakes into the beaten egg, then into the breadcrumbs, gently pressing them on with your fingertips to coat.

Step 5

Place the uncooked fishcakes on a plate, cover and place in the fridge for one hour.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6.

Step 7

Coat a baking tray with cooking spray, add the tuna fishcakes and coat them with cooking spray, too.

Step 8

Bake for 15 minutes or until hot throughout and golden brown, flipping them over after 10 minutes. Serve with a green salad and your preferred sauce for dipping.

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Use 100g of wholewheat breadcrumbs for this recipe. Dip the fish cake mixture into beaten egg, then coat in the breadcrumbs.

To make our tuna fish cake recipe from scratch, it will take 1 hour and 45 minutes. Make this recipe in 8 steps with John West No Drain Fridge Pot Tuna Steak with a Little Brine.

We suggest serving these tuna fishcakes with a green salad and your favourite dipping sauce. 

For this recipe, bake the tuna fish cakes at 200˚C/180˚C fan, for 15 minutes. Flip the fishcakes after baking for 10 minutes.