Tuna Pancakes

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by tsunamii, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Blondell

    Blondell Former Postwhore

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    I didn't use cc at all.....only a couple of whites and oats (the oats gave a really nice texture.
     
  2. cinqly

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    Ok, I just made these and let me say YUMMY! The first few turned out crappy, but the last few I made turned out well. I adjusted the recipe a little, though, cuz I thought it would be a little too wet with 1/2 cup CC AND a whole egg, so I just added 2 cans of tuna. I cooked them at about 5 minutes a side (large cakes), and they flipped well, and tasted crispy and great!

    bdd814: I would think that omitting the CC and adding oats would make it more like a crab cake consistancy (which would be totally good!). I guess the oats could take the place of breadcrumbs in a crab-cake style recipe? I'm not exactly sure why the CC was added in the first place, except to boost protein and make the 'batter' a little wetter.

    Either way they're good!

    Edit: Oh yeah, forgot. Next time i am going to make them on my griddle as opposed to a pan. Hopefully they'll be easier to flip and cook evenly. :p
     
  3. sprite

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    Do they fall apart when cooking them?
     
  4. cinqly

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    The first 2 I made, I didn't let them cook long enough before trying to flip them (only about 3 min), and they totally fell apart. The next time around, I made them slightly smaller (about 3 in across), flattened them with the spatual (carefully) and let them cook a good 5 minutes on the first side (med heat? possibly med-high). Then I carefully loosened the edges with the spatula, gently slid it underneath, and flipped. Another 5 minutes on the other side. I knew they were ready to flip when the spatula would slip under without too much smushing. That was my experience, and only my first. But I will definately make these again. They were a big hit with the crowd at my house, smushed or not!

    Good luck!
     
  5. Iron_Maiden

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    LMAO @ the pancake comments :p

    These look like a tasty was to enjoy tuna w/o mayo. I will have to try them S O O N.
     
  6. JivaGirl

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    That's how I make them too. Takes a few times to get it right so they don't fall apart, but I use the recipe given and they stay together just fine as long as I cook them long enough.
     
  7. Blondell

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    I just finished cooking some of these for tomorrow :cool:
     
  8. aggies1ut

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    First time, they completely fell apart trying to cook them like pancakes. This time, I baked them. I was going to make a crustless quiche, but then changed my mind. They took FOREVER to bake at 350 though. The cottage cheese and egg whites makes it a little runny, so you have to cook them an extra long time. Still good though. :p
     
  9. Minou

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    I'm tempted to make these and bring them to the office just so I get the "whiny babies" :baby: at the office complaining. I always have to put up with the smell of their greasy food.
     
  10. JivaGirl

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    I adjusted the recipe yesterday with a little less stuff:

    I used 2 egg whites instead of 1 egg and 1/4C cc instead of 1/2. They still taste delicious and cooked in about half the time.
     
  11. Strive2Define

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    These sound delish and I have bought all the ingredients to cook them but the one thing holding me back is that no one has mentioned the nutritional stats on them.
    Does anyone have a clue? Pandora?? You are usually pretty good at figuring things like this out?Thanks
     
  12. rachel.

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    120g tuna = 130cal
    1/4c cc = 50cal
    1/2c egg whites = 50cal

    Does that help? :)
     
  13. Blondell

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    these are on the menu for today :drool:
     
  14. Tearose

    Tearose Focused and On Fire

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    I just made these but i used a 1/2 c. dry oats as well, its yummy!
     
  15. Sarawithanh

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    I made them again last night - I hope they taste better than the last batch I made a few weeks ago.

    apparently I smelled up the apartment - boyfriend was some kind of PISSED when he got home to his apartment smelling like canned tuna - he HATES canned tuna with a PASSION.

    :shrug: I didnt realize the apt still smelled...the batch I made a few weeks ago didn't smell up the apartment :baby:

    He woke me up pissed as all hell looking for the air freshener spray. Told me never to make the apartment smell like that again. :oops: :finger: I can't say I don't blame him....he says the smell of canned tuna is wretched.

    suggestions on ensuring no smelly apartment next time I cook them? I guess make sure all the dishes and stuff are properly cleaned and that the tuna can is nowhere in sight?
     
  16. rachel.

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    open windows

    air fresheners

    stove fan on :lol:
     
  17. JivaGirl

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    All of the above and I burn incense afterwards! :lol:
     
  18. farellas

    farellas Guest

    I can't stomach tuna until I tried these! YUM! Definitely do what everyone suggests and use low heat. I did mine without the cottage cheese and found it needed a few tablespoons of oatmeal to absorb some of the liquid. I used a tablespoon of Ken's honey mustard on top. So good! Thanks for the recipe!
     
  19. bugaboo

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    Ok, I made these tonight. Used 1 can tuna, 1/2 cup oats, and 1 egg. I added a little asian seasoning, and garlic powder. Wow! It was actually pretty good. I just had a small piece that fell off, but it reminded me of the fried fish sangwiches I used to love! I'm so excited! I know I can't eat it on a bun with tartar sauce, but will go with the salad underneath. Thanks!
     
  20. Blondell

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    you could try ff mayo mixed w/ a small amount of relish ;)
     

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