Great fish cakes are moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. I wondered if it was possible to achieve this without breadcrumbs.
The picture above features a recipe with tuna that I made up the other night. And boy was it good! Serve each cake with homemade tartar sauce or a squeeze of lemon juice.
As I continue to experiment, I'll keep adding more and more of these economical, delicious, low carb recipes!
Makes 4 servings
1.6 Carb Grams
0.4 Fiber Grams
1.2 Net Carbs
2 small tins of tuna in water, well drained
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 large celery stalk, finely chopped
1/4 finely chopped green bell pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp butter
Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the butter.
Have on hand a 1-cup dry measure. For each patty, fill the measure half way up with the tuna mixture and pat down to form a cake. Then turn out onto a wax paper lined platter. Makes a perfectly sized fish patty! Repeat for the other 3. Refrigerate for at least an hour to firm them up.
In a large non-stick pan, heat up the butter until it begins to froth. Using a spatula, carefully transfer the patties into the pan.
Fry over medium heat for 10 minutes each side.
Serve with homemade tartar sauce.
HOMEMADE TARTAR SAUCE
Mix 2 tbsp mayonnaise with 2 tsp green relish.