Who loves tuna? We always keep tuna in the house. We eat it out of the can, on a sandwich, in a salad and, quite often, as tuna cakes, so yes, we LOVE tuna. How about some Old Bay keto tuna cakes?
How do you make Tuna Cakes
I’ve made Old Bay tuna patties before with my “secret” ingredient, mustard, and they are very popular on the blog. I wanted to try a few keto options, so I’m starting here with the basics.
The ingredients are simple. A large can of tuna will make about 4 tuna patties, however, if you are feeding little kids, you might be able to stretch it to 6.
Make sure you drain the liquid out of the tuna – that’s important for having the cakes form well enough to fry in the pan. I usually place it in a colander and press between paper towels to drain the liquid. Oh and if you have a cat around like we do, be prepared to have a visit from your best friend!
Once it’s nice and dry, you can mix it with the almond flour (instead of bread crumbs), cheese, egg, mayo and Old Bay. I’ve seen people also use pork rind crumbs in place of the almond flour to form the tuna cakes.
Like I said, it easily makes 4 cakes. You could make tuna balls too and the number would vary based on the size.
I’ve added a little oil to the pan to cook them. Try an avocado oil or sesame oil – they add some subtle flavors. I cooked them on medium – medium high. This may vary based on your stove. Make sure they cook well enough on the first side before trying to flip them.
If you turn them too soon, you’ll end up wrinkling them like I’ve done in the photo below :) But the taste is not affected! Trust me.
Notice I did not make mine too thick. You could make them thicker as the egg is the only ingredient that needs to cook and it will cook quickly.
What can you serve with Tuna Cakes?
If you’re looking for keto friendly side dishes, consider small salad, cheese sticks or if you have pork rinds, they add some crunch to the meal! If you want some bread to make a sandwich, make some keto tortillas or spread them on these easy keto almond flour crackers.
Now that they’re ready, the only thing left is to eat them! They are great heated up, so they are perfect to make for meal prep.
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- Drain the tuna well.
- Add all ingredients and mix well
- Separate into 4 cakes
- Heat a pan on the stove medium high heat with a bit of olive oil
- Fry the tuna cakes until brown on one side - then flip and brown the other.
Amount Per ServingCalories 337 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 16g Cholesterol 101mg Sodium 957mg Carbohydrates 4g Fiber 2g Sugar 1g Protein 28g