All you need to make these delicious Tuna and Chillie Fish Cakes are pantry staple ingredients. It great served with tartar sauce and a salad as an appetiser or main meal. An easy super quick dinner idea with delicious results.

tuna chilli fish cake recipe

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
  • 2 Medium Potatoes, Boiled and Mashed
  • 1 Tbsp (30 ml) Butter
  • 1 Small Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Finely Grated Ginger
  • 2 x 170 g Tins tuna Well Drained
  • 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 Egg, Lightly Beaten
  • 1-2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Handful of Chives, Chopped
  • 3 Tbsp Coriander Chopped
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • Flour for Dusting
  • Oil For Frying
To Serve
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Tartar Sauce
  1. Heat the butter in a large frying pan and sauté the onion with the garlic and ginger over a gentle heat until soft and translucent.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the tuna, cold mashed potato, fried onion, mayonnaise, egg, chopped green chillies and herbs until well combined. Season to taste.
  3. Shape into patties and coat them lightly in plain flour and chill in the fridge for approx 30 minutes.
  4. Heat enough oil for shallow frying in a medium-sized frying pan.
  5. Fry the fishcakes over moderate heat until golden on both sides.
  6. Place the fried fishcakes onto a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  7. Serve with tartar sauce, lemon wedges and a green salad.