Gluten-free storecupboard fishcakes

This family favourite is a great way to get seafood into a gluten-free diet – and by using canned tuna it fits into even the strictest of student budgets

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:12 mins
    plus chilling
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 624
  • fat 49g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 19g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 25g
  • salt 1.1g


  • 2 large potatoes (about 550g/1lb 4oz), cut into small chunks
  • 2 x 120g cans of tuna in spring water, drained
  • 1 lemon, ½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges
  • ½ small pack chives, snipped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 4 tbsp gluten-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free flour, for dusting
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • mixed leaves, to serve


Alternative ingredients

If you’re not concerned about gluten, you can use regular mayo and flours.



  1. Put the potatoes in a saucepan, cover in cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Once boiling reduce to a simmer and cook for about 8 mins until tender. Drain and leave to steam-dry for 2 mins.

  2. Mash the potatoes in a large bowl. Add the tuna and combine, breaking it up with a fork, then add the lemon juice and chives. Season well, add the egg and use your hands to bring everything together. Divide the mixture into 6 and shape into fishcakes. Chill for 10 mins to firm up.

  3. Meanwhile, mix the spring onions with the mayonnaise and chill until ready to serve. To cook the fishcakes, heat half the oil in a large non-stick pan and lightly dust the fishcakes with flour. Cook half for 3-4 mins each side until golden and warmed through, then repeat with the rest of the fishcakes.

  4. Serve with the mayonnaise, a lemon wedge and some mixed leaves.

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