Everybody’s Favorite Fish Cakes

It’s been hotter than all get out here lately; and as much as I love cooking, the last thing I want to do is stand over a hot stove when its time to make dinner right now.

These Fish Cakes are perfect to whip up on a hot summer evening, or any time really. They come together in one bowl, are made with really inexpensive ingredients, and are super filling. Did I mention everybody in my family LOVES these!? Even my picky eater! Give them a try and they might become one of your family’s favorites too! 

Fish Cakes

This cheap, easy meal is very quick to whip up and is kid friendly too!
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 3" cakes


  • frying pan
  • mixing bowl


  • 4 5 oz cans tuna in water, drained
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 tbsp sliced green onions
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl. This is most easily done by hand.
  • Divide mixture into 8 portions, about 1/3 cup each.
  • Roll each portion into a ball and flatten out to about 1/2" thick. Place on a plate while oil heats up in frying pan.
  • Heat oil in frying pan. Drop a little piece of fish cake into pan. When it begins to sizzle, the pan is ready.
  • Place 4 cakes at a time in pan. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes per side or until crispy and brown, and transfer to a paper towel to drain.
  • Serve warm with tartar or cocktail sauce. Our kids even like them dipped in Ranch!
Keyword fish, tuna

2 thoughts on “Everybody’s Favorite Fish Cakes”

  1. 5 stars
    This is our new favorite lunch! My kids love dipping them in sour cream. Lunch is always a hard meal to plan, so I love how easy and healthy this is! Thank you!

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