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Pan-Fried Tuna Cakes with Yogurt-Caper Sauce

4 Servings
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This recipe was inspired by Israeli seasoned fish cakes known as ktzitzot dagim. Traditional versions usually are prepared with fresh fish and might be fried, baked or cooked directly in a sauce. We’ve opted for canned tuna, making this an easy recipe for weeknight dinners. We use yogurt two ways: to add tanginess to the fish cakes and as a creamy dipping sauce served alongside. Choose good-quality, water-packed tuna, as its flavor is purer and lighter than the oil-packed variety. Be sure to drain the tuna, then give it a light squeeze before adding it to the mixture; this prevents the patties from becoming soggy.

Ingredients

  • ¾

    cup plain whole-milk yogurt, divided

  • 2

    tablespoons drained capers, chopped

Directions

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Reviews
Catherine S.
January 18, 2023
who would think so good? Air fry
For health reasons, no oil, non fat yogurt (I know it would be better with full fat but I can't) I steamed the shallots in the microwave. Did half the recipe for 2 of us. I made 2 patties and put in air fryer with just a tiny spray of olive oil 400 x 12-15 min. They were terrific. And the sauce was perfect with the patty-and I don't usually like capers. The recipe changes the tuna fish to tuna savory.