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Low Carb Tuna Cakes


Low Carb Tuna Cakes
Low Carb Tuna Cakes and Tartar Sauce
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Easy canned tuna recipes are a great way to add more heart healthy fish to your diet, and these Low Carb Tuna Cakes from Kent Altena are the perfect seafood dish for those on a low carb diet. Pair this Atkins diet tuna fish recipe with a homemade low carb tartar sauce recipe. Your perception of canned tuna recipes will surely change after trying this dish.

Serves: 6

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 10 min

  • 3 cans (5 ounces) tuna, drained
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or Salt-Free seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 ounce pork rinds, crushed
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  1. In a large bowl, add tuna, green onions, egg, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, Cajun seasoning, and Parmesan Cheese. Combine mixture.
  2. In a second container, add crushed pork rinds. Take tablespoon of tuna mixture, form a ball, and roll in the pork rinds until coated.
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil until it shimmers. Place 3 to 4 tuna cakes, rolling around to reach a golden brown color on all sides. Remove from oil, and serve with tartar sauce.
  4. To make the tartar sauce: In a bowl, add mayonnaise, sugar free pickle relish, lemon juice, and onion. Combine, and refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before use.
Nutritional Information


Per Serving (2 cakes):
182 Calories
7.8g Fat
1g Total Carbs (0.2g Fiber)
25.5g Protein


Per Serving (1 tbsp):
100 Calories
10.8g Fat
0.8g Total Carbs (0g Fiber)
0.2g Protein


For more low carb recipes, be sure to check out Kent's Featured Foodies profile page.

To see exactly how Kent makes this tuna fish recipe, watch this cooking video:

For more great cooking ideas, check out and download the Cooking Low Carb Foods: 26 Free Low Carb Recipes eCookbook!

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