These are money!!!
Yeah I like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. So what? It's extremely addictive, especially if you like food=) But honestly I couldn't describe these puppies any differently. These tuna cakes/patties are the world's way of saying, "Here, have just a small taste of Heaven..." And trust me, one tase and you'll want more!
We tried them two ways, ones with the bread crumb mixed in and ones with bread crumbs mixed in and coated with bread crumbs. Both tasty. I liked our batch without the bread crumbs on the outside because they were crispier? Yeah, I think they were because we cooked them longer which meant the inside were nice and done. Whereas the coated ones had mushy insides, which I didn't find too pleasing. Still tasty though!
*So as a note, I think a little crispy on the outside means done on the inside, which is much nicer than a mushy inside. Trust me!
from My Mommy
4 cans of tuna
1/4 + 2 tbsp milk
1/2 teaspoon onion flakes, 1/2 a small onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Italian bread crumbs (more if you want outside breading) panko would be fun
Combine all ingredients, EXCEPT vegetable oil in a bowl. Pour enough vegetable oil into your frying pan to fill it about 1/2 inch. Wait until your pan is hot. Then add about 4-5 cakes depending on your pan size. Don't crowd them and make sure you can handle the amount as well. Fry one side for about 2-3 minutes watching them carefully. Flip them over(it should be pretty easy) and fry them for about 2-3 minutes again, watching carefully.
Then take them out, place them on a plate, and put them in a preheated oven to keep them warm while you cook the rest.
Tuna Cake Dipping/Dunking Sauce
(I say dunking because I love it sooo much I tend to go a little heavy, however these cakes/patties are exceptionally good on their own!)
1 cup mayo
2-4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
? cocktail sauce
half a lemon or less squeezed (careful not to pout in too much, but it is necessary)
Combine all in a bowl. Keep tasting and playing around with the amounts until you find it to your liking.