Tuna cakes are so easy when you make them with just four ingredients! The perfect crispy appetizer for parties and good times.

Tuna Cakes with Just Four Ingredients!

Crispy, crunchy tuna cakes made with albacore tuna are perfectly easy and made with just four ingredients! This recipe is great for appetizers or dinner.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 107 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs divided
  • canola oil
  • 10 ounces solid white albacore tuna drained
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Place 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and set aside. Line a large platter with some paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, pour in enough canola oil to cover the bottom to a depth of 1/4 inch. Preheat the skillet on medium heat while you get the tuna cakes ready to cook.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna and the eggs. Stir vigorously until tuna is well coated with eggs and evenly sized. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and stir vigorously again until the mixture is well combined and moist.
  4. Scoop a small amount into your hand and gently shape into a patty. Place the patty in the bowl of breadcrumbs, then flip to coat the other side. Slip the patty into the oil. Continue to make patties and place them in the skillet until you run out of space.
  5. Check the first patties you put in the skillet. When they are nicely golden brown, flip them and continue cooking for another minute or two until both sides are evenly colored. Remove from skillet and place on the paper towel-covered platter.
  6. Continue to make tuna cake patties from the mixture until you've used it up. Serve tuna cakes immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Tuna Cakes with Just Four Ingredients!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.