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I saw a version of this recipe on the site and added to it to make it have more oomph.

They're really simple and quite similar to crab cakes and they taste great.


  • 1 can chicken or tuna
  • 1/4 c. egg beaters
  • 6-8 honey wheat pretzel rods-crushed
  • (to taste)
  • red pepper flakes
  • celery or celery seed
  • onion or onion powder or minced onions
  • dill weed


  • In a ziploc baggie crush the pretzel rods with a rolling pin.
  • Drain chicken or tuna and break apart.
  • Add spices, pretzel rods and egg beaters and mix everything together well.
  • Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add mixture in two patty-like portions.
  • Cook until warm and browned on both sides
  • Can be eaten as a burger on a whole wheat bun, or in a whole wheat tortilla or with a salad (my personal choice)
  • Can also be served with ketchup or sauce of choice.
  • *** for the tuna a low-fat high protein substitute "aioli" is tasty.
  • The one i use is a combination of..
  • Whipped cottage cheese (1/4 -1/2cup )
  • Minced garlic (1TBS)
  • Key lime juice
  • Red pepper flakes
  • This makes a great addition to the tuna cake
  • This recipe packs a whopping 28g of good, healthy, lean protein and only 2 g of fat....carbs only from the pretzels, and they're naturally low in fat and being wheat have a better glycemic index.

Categories: High Protein  Savory 
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