17 August 2008

Tuna Cornbread Cakes

OK, if you're still reading after that title, I'll tell you how yummy these little things actually were. They were even a hit with my hubby and sort of a hit with my kiddos (after my hubby renamed them *Larry-Boy Cakes*). They actually look nothing like Larry-Boy, but my kiddos have been on a Larry-Boy kick lately and we'll do almost anything to entice them to eat new stuff. If you like salmon patties, I think you'd really like these.

Tuna Cornbread Cakes
(Southern Living)

1 (6 oz.) pkg. buttermilk cornbread mix
2/3 cup milk
2 Tbls. mayonnaise
3 green onions, thinly sliced
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 (5 oz.) foil pouches herb-n-garlic flavored light tuna
3 Tbls. butter
3 Tbls. vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 425F. Stir together cornbread mix and 2/3 cup milk. Pour batter into a lightly greased 8" square pan. Bake at 425F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack 5 minutes or just until warm.

Stir together mayo, onions, eggs, parsley, Old Bay seasoning and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl. Crumble cornbread to equal 2 cups. Reserve remaining cornbread for another use. Fold cornbread crumbs and tuna into mayo mixture until well blended.

Shape into 8 patties (3" to 3 1/2").

Melt butter with vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna patties and cook, in batches, 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain on paper towels.

I served these with this sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. lemon juice
3 tsp. hot sauce (Tobasco)
1 heaping Tbls. of sweet pickle relish

For a great side try these Baked Potato Slices:
1. Slice 2 large baking potatoes thinly
2. Arrange slices on a baking sheet
3. Brush with olive oil
4. Sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
5. Bake at 400F for 20-30 minutes, until crisp

Last week's menus went so well. I'm still working on ones for this week. Hopefully I'll be back with those tomorrow!


Song Lee said...

The tuna patties look delicious!!!!

Nancy said...

I LOVE tuna, but I can't find many recipes that I like using it. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!