Faux Crab Cakes

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans tuna fish
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons diced green onions
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Lemon juice, optional
Directions

Heat 1-inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. While oil is heating, combine tuna, beaten egg, green onions, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, and lemon juice, to taste, if desired. Form into patties and dust with additional bread crumbs. When oil is hot, fry patties until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels before serving.


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Very good!! Definitely use the lemon... very tasty!! Thank you Paula Deen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought was a good substitute for crab cakes..which many people are allergic. I used panko instead of regular bread crumbs and did not have green onion so I used yellow.. It was delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipie was very easy to make, but I must say that the end result was much more a "tuna fish cake" than a "faux crab cake." They tasted pretty good, but I was expecting more of a crab-cake esque experience. If I knew someone that absolutely loved crab cakes and I didn't have crab meat this meal would not be a suitable alternative. However if the person loved fishcakes/patties then it would be perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe, although I use crabmeat instead of tuna and add Old Bay seasoning, it is awesome. Thanks Paula this is a easy way to make crabcakes, and I've even used Salmon and it still turned out awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great!!!!!!!!!my family loved them.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely delicious. i added old bay seasoning to the recipe that i had read on a previous review. it was a hit with my family. paula i love you item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really easy. I had no plain mayo, but I had the new Kraft garlic and herb flavored mayo...they came out excellent...very flavorful item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter is very picky and she loved these ....I used cracker's crushed added 1 tablespoon of red pepper and green pepper and 1 teaspoon of old bay and was very yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't eat shellfish but my sister raves about crab cakes so when i saw this recipe that called for tuna I just had to try it. I added the Old Bay seasoning as suggested by others, since I don't like mayo I used sour cream. I also cooked it in olive oil on a nonstick pan so i didn't have to worry about draining it on a paper towel. It held together well. She didn't say plain or seasoned breadcrumbs so I used the Italian for more flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Faux crab cakes or tasty tuna cakes/burgers? This recipe is very easy and tasty. I added cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, and capers. You really don't need to add salt to tuna since it's naturally salty. I used egg whites and a little mayo with olive oil as the binder. Finally, I baked them vs. frying for fewer calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for dinner last week, and I ended up needing 3 cans of tuna (since tuna now comes in 5 oz cans, at least Bumblebee chunk light does). I also think seasoned bread crumbs are a little overpowering, so I'd use plain next time. I added more lemon juice, salt, pepper, and some Frank's Xtra hot sauce to the mix. The tuna cakes were good, I just wish I had used plain bread crumbs. I'd make these again, item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy and it made the house smell great! I just added some chopped parsley for more color. This recipe is amazingly easy and so flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very easy to make and was absolutely delicious. Very light and crunchy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cakes were very tasty and extremely easy to prepare. I added garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to the mixture and they came out great. I also omitted some of the mayo and subsituted low-fat sour cream to make it a bit healthier (plus I don't care for a lot of mayo). Great amount of crunch to the outside... will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Two very picky teens loved them! Instead of chives I used a lemon pepper seasoning. They turned out fabulous and will definitely be made again. May even get brave and try some difference ingredients. Used "cheap" tuna. Will go for something a little higher quality next time for improved texture. Literally made with stuff on hand in about 15 minutes, start to finish. Good job Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first recipe I use ever...never been a recipe person .....but I have changed my mind.... This has a mild but great flavor...next time I make it;I will only have to make sure I chop the onions really thin,and drain the tuna very well,because the bubbles in the water are a pain.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, this first time ive made one of paula's recipes because they usually require one or more sticks of butter! I am health conscious person so I thought this would be a great recipe to make. I made some modifications to the recipe to make it lower in fat and a little more tastier. I just used what ever spices I had in the cupboard. Also, made a dipping sauce to go with these yummy treats. I've already made these twice this week. Fast, filling, low-fat and easy clean up! Tuna Cakes: 2 Egg White, Beaten 1/2 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs 1/4 Cup Low Fat Mayo (only about 4 grams of fat) 2 Cans of Drained Tuna 1/4 Teaspoon of Red Chilli Peppers 1/4 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder 1/4 Teaspoon of Paprika 2 Teaspoons of White Onion 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice Fat Free Crisco Olive Oil Spray Sauce: 2 Teaspoons Low Fat Mayo 4 Teaspoons Ketchup item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only additions I made were roasted red bell pepper, about 1/4 cup, 1 chopped, seeded, diced jalapeno, 1 finely diced stick of celery and about 1/4 cup sugar. Oh, and I added salt, pepper and garlic powder. My only complaint is that they were hard to handle, so I, too, added more bread crumbs, but I really don't think of it as a complaint. Great recipe, Paula Deen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading other reviews, I, too, added 1 & 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning. The resulting flavor was fine, but it still seemed to lack something. I'm not sure what. I also had to add more bread crumbs when folding in the ingredients; otherwise, the cakes would have been too soupy to stay together. To accompany the cakes, instead of remoulade or tartar sauce, I made Paula's pineapple salsa, which turned out to be a nice addition. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my work and they were a huge hit. I didn't tell anyone it was made with tuna rather than crab till they were all gone which wasn't long. I also made mine minitures so I could make a lot more, make it easier to grad, pop in your mouth, and work in seconds. I added one small can of crab to my double recipe just to change it up a little bit. They were great! I can't wait to make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used half the mayo that the recipe called for and the cakes were still pretty good. all the grease made my stomach angry at me, but so it goes. I served them with a side salad and rice pilaf and my family was happy with the meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Adding the old bay as other reviewers mentioned did it the trick for these. A great, cheap, lunch or dinner for anyone to enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well, they are no crab cakes, but all in all this recipe made for a tasty late night treat with little mess to clean up. I will add a little Old Bay Seasoning next time to up the flavor a little bit, but the recipe is pretty good as is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great! I do not like crab, or anything other than tuna in the fish department, but I LOVE this recipe. My childrend even love it! I used Seasoned Breadcrumbs, and added small diced celery, it is great! WE will use it again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The family loved it! Bay Seasoning and Hot sauce a must. Great for those w/allergies to crab. Quick, Cheap and tasty-just the way we like it! I think next time we will Paula's squash/zucchini cake recipe and substitute with the crab for a different flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used real crab meat, added extra green onions, old bay seasoning, and lemon juice for added flavor. I had to add extra bread crumbs for the meat to make the patty. Excellent recipe! Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
everyone enjoyed this recipe, new twist on tuna. Thanks, Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those of you who watch Paula, you would know that these are not meant to taste like crab cakes. She made these for her boys back when they couldn't afford crab meat. The recipe is a great last-minute meal using items from the pantry. As others mentioned, I add Old Bay Seasoning. It's also good with some chopped up green olives for extra taste! item not reviewed by moderator and published
C'mon Paula. If you had called these Tuna Cakes or Fish Cakes, the rating would have been higher. The taste is NOTHING like a crab cake at all. Come to think of it, they're not the best tuna cakes either. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The faux crab cakes were an excellent weeknight treat! The cakes do not taste like crab. However, it does satisfy your seafood taste buds and it is less expensive than making true crab cakes. I would recommed this recipe to anyone who loves seafood. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Was I ever surprised! I couldn't believe it could actually be close to a crab cake, but after combining all the ingredients (I added some chopped pepper and Old Bay Seasoning), but I was very pleasantly surprised. It really didn't taste like I had used tuna! Thanks, Paula for a very economical recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a fan of anything fried, but anything fast and fried is even better. this is a quick and easy recipe and soo delicious too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe... it's just hot tuna salad. Not as great as crab cakes, but good for those who can't have crab! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe to make with no extra time needed. I substituted real crab and the recipe turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as one of the appetizers for our New Years Eve Party, and they were a HUGE hit! I made homemade tartar sauce (diced bread and butter pickles, mayo and lemon squeeze) to go with them, and everyone was thrilled! item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY EASY EASY, and always have the stuff on hand, if you dont have green onions, like paula calls for dried onions flakes works well too. And canned crab meat works well too, both tuna and crab being rather cheap. Awesome and simple recipe, turn out quite well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added a 1 & 1/2 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning to jazz it up a bit. Next time I'll add more onions too. Doesn't taste like crab, but it's a good seafood dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First try went o.k. kinda blah. Second try was much better, added a fair shake of OLD BAY seasoning and a couple dollups of WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. It aint Crabcake but it's not bad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a very rich recipe, had problems with the mixture being too runny even after draining tuna well, and had to add more bread crumbs... but it was still very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The idea of faux crab cake sounds good and the when it was tasted on the show it sounded so good - but I have to tell you its not faux crab cake its only fried tuna salad and not even a good tuna salad at that. I was so disappointed becaue I always love Paula's recipes but this was was no good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good for what it was.. next time i'd just add some spices to take away from the tuna. and crumble up the tuna more. Other than that.. it was delicious. (and cheaper) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so good, but not so good left over (if there are any left). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was incredibly simple and fast for what you got. I'm not sure if the taste was there, but I am defintely going to try it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these, and I love most of paula's recipes, but these didn't have much flavor, and it took so long for them to crisp up, i wouldn't make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Find this quick and easy and everyone loved them item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cakes tasted nothing like crab even with some old bay and as Marylander, I would know. However these were very, very tasty. The family really enjoyed them as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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