Pesto Tuna Cakes

Serves: 4
Prep time: 40 minutes (includes time for potatoes to cool)


Tick off the ingredients as you buy them

  • 500g Desiree potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 425g Sole Mare Tuna of your choice, drained
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of basil pesto
  • One egg, whisked
  • 1 cup fine polenta
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

• Boil or steam potatoes until they are soft and cooked
• Drain potatoes and allow them to dry and cool
• Place potatoes into a bowl, season to taste and mash
• Add tuna, pesto, onion and egg to the potato and mix until well combined
• Divide mixture into 12 portions and shape them into patties
• Roll in polenta to lightly coat
• If you have time, place them on tray into the fridge to chill
• Fry in batches with small amount of oil in a medium heat frypan until golden brown
• Serve with lemon wedges


try adding your favourite herbs or chilli to the potato mix instead of pesto