A delicious alternative to the original.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
9
Yield:
18 tuna cakes
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the tuna, bread crumbs, zucchini, green pepper, onion, green onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, cottage cheese, sour cream, 2 eggs, lime juice, dried basil, pepper, and salt.

  • Beat 2 eggs in a shallow bowl, and place the cornmeal on a plate.

  • Scoop up about 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture, and gently form it into a compact patty. Dip both sides of each cake into beaten egg and then press into cornmeal, and place the cakes onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray the tops of the cakes with cooking oil spray.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the cakes are beginning to brown, about 20 minutes. Flip each cake, spray with cooking spray, and bake until the cakes are cooked through and lightly browned, about 20 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 27.3g; carbohydrates 25.8g; fat 3.8g; cholesterol 106.7mg; sodium 221.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2009
I normally won't review a recipe unless I follow it to a T but since this one hadn't been rated I thought I would let others know it is really good. I was a little dubious myself and only chose this recipe because I could make it work with what I had on hand. My changes were modest: I didn't have any green onions garlic jalapenos or sour cream so I substituted with regular onions garlic powder bottled hot sauce and plain yogurt. I didn't have enough cornmeal so I wound up using a cornmeal/flour mix. I liked these a lot and think they would be even better if I hadn't made so many substitutions. I didn't make a sauce but next time I will. I'll probably try the cilantro-lime mayonnaise from the crab and noodle cakes with cilantro lime dressing on this site. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2018
We did not care for this recipe. This was the first thing I've ever made that my husband refused to eat. They were really dry. Read More
(10)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2009
I normally won't review a recipe unless I follow it to a T but since this one hadn't been rated I thought I would let others know it is really good. I was a little dubious myself and only chose this recipe because I could make it work with what I had on hand. My changes were modest: I didn't have any green onions garlic jalapenos or sour cream so I substituted with regular onions garlic powder bottled hot sauce and plain yogurt. I didn't have enough cornmeal so I wound up using a cornmeal/flour mix. I liked these a lot and think they would be even better if I hadn't made so many substitutions. I didn't make a sauce but next time I will. I'll probably try the cilantro-lime mayonnaise from the crab and noodle cakes with cilantro lime dressing on this site. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2010
I LOVE these tuna cakes!! We have made them at least 5 times and every time they come out perfect. I didn't have cornmeal so I used seasoned bread crumbs added more garlic & used frozen shredded zucchini from the summer crop. When using frozen zucchini I used 2 cups - it thaws & juices seep out reducing down to 1 C. Don't let the jalapenos scare you off. My kids didn't know they were in there and asked for thirds. The recipe makes enough for us to eat two meals & great for leftovers. I'm going to try and sub out salmon next time for the tuna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
use more bread crumb and add parmasean. more olive oil possibly brown in a pan before baking because outside of cakes tend to dry out. FIND A GOOD SAUCE Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2010
This might actually be a 5 star recipe but I did not have several of the ingredients on hand. The tuna cakes turned out to be very delicous even though I didn't include the green onions jalapeno peppers cottage cheese sour cream lime juice or cornmeal. I did add about 3 tsps of lemonade and 1 shredded carrot. I was worried that they would turn out dry because of the missing ingredients but that wasn't the case at all! I had to bake them slightly longer added about 10 mins to the bake time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2018
We did not care for this recipe. This was the first thing I've ever made that my husband refused to eat. They were really dry. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
These were delicious. I had grilled the veggies called for the night before w/ the exception of the green onions. I rough chopped those veggies and then put them in my small food processor. I used panko vs bread crumbs for both the filling and for dipping. I was surprised how good the lime was in this. I made huge patties which turned out crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. I made a mayo sour cream and lime sauce w/ fresh chives parsley and cilantro. Also added kosher salt and fresh pepper and just a tiny bit of basil. My family loved this sauce along w/ the tuna cakes. I did have to cook mine about 20 minutes longer then stated but as I said they were huge. No left-overs....Darn. lol. Enjoy and make your own sauce with these. It's great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2010
Wonderful recipe! Cheap and it makes a ton of yummy food. The spicy pepper gives these tuna cakes a subtle kick. I didn't use sour cream and the dish still turned out great. I baked them a little longer because I like crispy things nice and soft in the inside though. Enjoy with with hot sauce on the top! We're excited to eat the left-overs.:) Thanks for sharing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2010
This is perfect as written and is my favorite recipe by far for anything tuna. SO yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2010
Pretty good... I chose this recipe because it wasn't fried and is low in fat. I thought they were really good and tasted a little like crab cakes. They were good with cocktail sauce. I also added Old Bay and a little cayenne. Read More
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