Tuna Cakes With Rémoulade


These crispy cakes are your new favorite use for canned tuna.

These crispy tuna cakes are your new favorite use for canned tuna. Get the recipe for Tuna Cakes With Rémoulade.
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Who knew canned tuna could taste—and look—this gourmet? Here, you'll stir solid white tuna meat with fresh scallions, Panko-style breadcrumbs, and creamy mayo before forming the mixture into patties and lightly sautéing them in oil until golden brown. The real magic is in the rémoulade, a perfectly balanced salty-creamy-tangy sauce made from parsley, relish, mustard, hot pepper sauce, and (of course) more mayonnaise. Because who says you can't have a little summery fried fish moment all year-round?


  • 1 can (12-oz.) solid white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked

  • ½ cup chopped scallions (from 6 scallions)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs), divided

  • 1 ⅔ cups mayonnaise, divided

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish

  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grained mustard

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco Pepper Sauce)


  1. Place tuna, scallions, salt, pepper, 1 cup of the panko, and 1 cup of the mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Stir until combined, and form into 4 (¾-in.-thick) patties. Place remaining ½ cup panko in a shallow dish. Dredge patties in panko, pressing lightly to adhere.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add patties; cook, turning occasionally, until golden-brown on both sides, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and drain on paper towels.

  3. Whisk together parsley, relish, mustard, hot pepper sauce, and remaining ⅔ cup mayonnaise in a small bowl. Serve with tuna cakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

949 Calories
82g Fat
24g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 949
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 82g 105%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1566mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 24g
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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