Keto Old Bay Tuna Cakes. Who loves tuna? We always keep tuna in the house. On a sandwich, in a salad, and, quite often, as tuna cakes, we eat it out of the can, so yes, we LOVE tuna.
How do you make Tuna Cakes?
Before with my “secret” ingredient, mustard, I’ve made Old Bay tuna patties, and they are very popular on the blog. I’m starting here with the basics because I wanted to try a few keto options.
A large can of tuna will make about 4 tuna patties as the ingredients are simple, however, you might be able to stretch it to 6 if you are feeding little kids.
Out of the tuna, make sure you drain the liquid – and fry in the pan, that’s important for having the cakes form well enough. In a colander, I usually place it and to drain the liquid, press between paper towels. Oh and be prepared to have a visit from your best friend if you have a cat around as we do!
You can mix it with the almond flour cheese, egg, mayo, and Old Bay (instead of bread crumbs) once it’s nice and dry. In place of the almond flour to form the tuna cakes, I’ve seen people also use pork rind crumbs.
It easily makes 4 cakes, as I said. You could make tuna balls too and based on the size, the number would vary.
To the pan, I’ve added a little oil to cook them. Try sesame oil or avocado oil – they add some subtle flavors. I cooked them on medium(medium-high). Based on your stove, this may vary. Make sure on the first side before trying to flip them, that they cook well enough.
What can you serve with Tuna Cakes?
Consider small salad, and cheese sticks if you’re looking for keto-friendly side dishes or if you have pork rinds, they add some crunch to the meal! Make some keto tortillas or spread them on these easy keto almond flour crackers if you want some bread to make a sandwich.
- (we like StarKist white)1 12 oz can tuna –
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 Tbs mayonnaise
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs Old Bay seasoning
- Drain the tuna well.
- Add all ingredients and mix well
- Separate into FOUR cakes.
- On the stove, heat a pan at medium-high heat with a bit of olive oil.
- Until it gets brown on one side, fry the tuna cakes – then flip and brown the other.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 16g