Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Potato and Tuna Cakes

It has been a long while since I ate at the school canteen.  Not that the food there is not nice but sometimes (actually, most of the time!) the food tend to be swimming in oil and coconut milk and even the vegetables look wilted and unappetizing.  Apart from that, I find eating at the canteen a waste of time because when you sit there to eat, you tend to spend your time with idle gossips or reading the newspapers other than eating.  

So, I always find it best to bring some food from home.  Other than the obvious benefits like being able to save a little bit and that home-cooked food can be better (taste and health wise!), I can also do some work while I eat (thank God I'm not a sloppy eater!)  And so today I prepared something simple but filling for my lunch box, other than the usual apple and banana!  This is the sort of recipe I like; simple and quick, and it uses the things that are readily available at home!

500g potatoes, boiled and mashed
150g tin fo shredded tuna
50gm petit pois
1 garlic chopped
salt and pepper to taste
a wedge of lemon

Mix all the ingredients together (except the lemon!)  Form into patties (as big or as small as you want!)  Heat a little bit of oil and fry the potato cakes for about one minute on each side.  Serve with a wedge of lemon (or a squirt of sweet chili sauce!)

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