5 minute tuna pancakes

As opposed to the rest of my family, i’m pretty much a walking disaster when it comes to cooking in the kitchen. Ever heard of an asian burning rice? No, me neither. My mother would be ashamed.  I’m all for experimentation and trying new things but unless i’m getting some form of help, my dish is most likely to end up at the bottom of a trash bag and not in my stomach.

So this one is for my culinarily challenged out there! These yummy tuna pancakes are perfect for anyone looking for a quick, cheap and easy meal. Fear not students, you no longer have to spend your days eternally living off spaghetti ( Yes Tanya, I’m referring to you).

So without further ado, here’s what you’ll need!


  • A can of tuna ( Preferably in water if you’re trying to keep it healthy)
  • One egg
  • Flour
  • Soya sauce
  • Onions (optional)
  • Sriracha sauce ( optional)



  1. Drain the tuna and place in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the egg and if you have chosen to do so, add the finely diced onions and Sriracha sauce to taste (Obsessed with the stuff).  Side note:  The pancake mixture will not hold as easily with onions, but it does taste better!
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of flour until you have a relatively thick mixture that doesn’t fall apart and mix well.
  4. Oil and heat your pan.
  5. Once your pan is hot, spoon up a portion , drop it in and form it with your spoon. Make sure the pancakes aren’t too flat as they will end up dry.
  6. Flip your pancake when the bottom is crispy and brown and no longer falls apart.  Approx. 2 minutes per side.
  7. Then serve either with a side of salad or rice with a tiny bowl of soya sauce for dipping.

Hope you enjoy!


                       – A Pearl of the Orient.


Author: apearloftheorient

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