I got a couple new toys! One is this mini-burger patty maker (made for sliders), and I just couldn't resist trying to make tuna cakes in it. My son doesn't like mayonnaise, so I used ranch dressing in these, and it was wonderful. The carrots add some nutrition and the cheese just works. Cheddar would be delicious, too. I happened to have some muenster hanging around, so in it went!
And, happily, the kids loved them!
Mini Tuna Ranch Cakes
1/2 c shredded carrots
2 cans tuna, drained
5 slices Muenster cheese (or your favorite cheese), torn into small pieces
4 Tbsp ranch dressing (I used fat free)
2 tsp dehydrated onion (could use some green onions or regular onions chopped)
Panko bread crumbs, for coating (around 1/2 c)
Mix all ingredients but panko together until it forms a ballable "dough."
Press into small patties (I got 11) and coat with panko. Put on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray, and lightly spray the tops.
Bake at 350 until browned, about 20 minutes.
Serve with ranch dressing or tartar sauce.