Tuna & Spinach Cakes (Pulpetti tat-Tonn)

Tuna & Spinach Cakes (Pulpetti tat-Tonn)

A very popular dish in Malta & a yummy one too! We call them "Pulpetti" & this is just one type that you can make. More to come!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 37 patties


  • 820 g tuna canned
  • 1200 g potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 800 g spinach
  • 150 g grated cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 35 g garlic diced
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley


  • Boil the potatoes.
  • Drain the oil from the canned tuna.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, start with the mixture. In a large bowl, mix together the potatoes, spinach, tuna, grated cheese, garlic & parsley. Season everything with some salt & pepper.
  • Mash the ingredients well with a potato masher. Start forming the patties.
  • Preheat the oven to 175C.
  • Heat up the oil in a frying pan. Start frying the patties by cooking them for 5 minutes on each side over medium heat.
  • When they are cooked transfer them onto paper towels to drain the excess oil from them.
  • When done cooking all the patties, put them on a baking paper in a baking dish & cook them in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Serve them with salad, bread or to your preference.
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