No Need for Binding With These Soft Hanpen Fishcake Patties

No Need for Binding With These Soft Hanpen Fishcake Patties

Just mix all the materials together and bake. Very simple.
Great as a bento box item.


1 bag
Canned tuna
1 can
1 large one (150 g)
1 tablespoon
※Aonori (OK if you don't have)
1 tablespoon
※Salt and pepper
to taste
for frying


1. Put the hanpen in a bowl and mash.
2. Add drained tuna and grated potato.
3. Insert all the ingredients marked with ※ and mix together. Created bite-sized shapes. It's okay if you don't have aonori.
4. Cover a heated pan with oil and fry both sides on low to medium heat.
5. Once golden brown, they're done. I made 10 this time.
6. They're delicious as-is, but add seasoning to taste if you prefer. I don't have a picture but I ate them with a salted sticky sauce.
7. Made this with half the hanpen, 70 g of potato (1 small), 1 tablespoon of salmon flakes, and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise. These were also delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make soft hamburger patties made from hanpen.
I made this with grated potato so that no binding materials were necessary to create the right texture.
They stay soft even when cold, so I recommend these for bento lunch boxes.