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How to Make Cheap and Good Air Fryer Greek Tuna Cakes

Yes, you can use canned tuna to make a really good tasting main dish! These tuna cakes also are filled with vegetables, so qualify in my view as particularly nutritious. Even more important, the tuna cakes come out of the air fryer a bit crispy on the outside and moist and full of flavor on the inside. A mixture of onion, celery, spinach, and herbs give the tuna cakes plenty of flavor, and a bit of feta cheese provides a creamy, salty element to the cakes. The tuna cakes are quick to make and air fry in 15-20 minutes, so they are great for a weeknight when you discover that the leftovers disappeared, you forgot to thaw anything, or you just couldn't stop at the grocery store after work. Try the tuna cakes with rice, which cooks in about the same time as the tuna cakes. Enjoy!

How to Make Cheap and Good Air Fryer Greek Tuna Cakes
How to Make Cheap and Good Air Fryer Greek Tuna Cakes

Air Fryer Greek Tuna Cakes -- Makes 4

1/4 cup of chopped onion

2 tablespoons of chopped celery

1/2 bag of spinach leaves, washed (3-4 handfuls)

2 teaspoons of lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

1/4 teaspoon of salt, optional (I don't add it, as the feta is pretty salty)

12-ounce can of tuna, drained (the cheap, chunk light tuna is just fine!)

1 large egg

2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (light is fine)

1-2 slices of crumbled bread or a crumbled English muffin, preferably a bit stale

1/4 cup of crumbled feta

Spritz 4 mini pie tins or ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and set them aside. In a large bowl combine the onion, celery and a teaspoon or two of water and microwave them for a minute. Add the spinach to the hot vegetables, a little at a time, and stir in a more spinach as the first batch wilts into the hot veggies. Stir in the lemon juice, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, and salt if you want it. Add the tuna, egg, and mayonnaise and stir them in. Stir in the crumbled bread and feta until the mixture comes together but is still a bit mushy. Divide the mixture evenly among the mini pie tins/ramekins. Spritz the tops of the tuna cakes with a little non-stick cooking spray. Put 2-4 ramekins in your air fryer basket (depending on the size of your basket), put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the tuna cakes at 320 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a deep golden brown. If necessary, repeat the cooking process with the remaining filled pie tins. Let the tuna cakes cool a little in the tins, then run a plastic knife around the edges and flip the tuna cakes out to serve them.

How to Make Cheap and Good Air Fryer Greek Tuna Cakes
How to Make Cheap and Good Air Fryer Greek Tuna Cakes

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