Tuna and potato loaf

Recette - Tuna and potato loaf - La Belle Iloise
Ideal for a picnic!

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Preparation Time

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Cooking Time

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What you need for this recipe


All ingredients
  • For the loaf:
  • 3 tins 1/10 (240 g) la belle-iloise tuna in oil (or flaked)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 packet instant mashed potatoes (125 g)
  • 1/2 litre cold water
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 15 g grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 5 pitted black olives
  • 4 salted anchovy fillets
  • 1 pinch ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • For decoration:
  • 1 lemon slice
  • A few sprigs of parsley
Let's get started


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (gas mark 4).
  2. Coarsely chop the olives and the anchovies.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cold water, pepper and potato flakes.
  4. Add the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, olives, anchovies, capers, herbs and then the flaked tuna with its oil.
  5. Butter and flour a loaf mould and pour in the mixture.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 min. Check cooking by inserting the tip of a knife into the centre: it should come out hot.
  7. Let the cake cool in the mould before covering and placing in the refrigerator.
  8. Unmould, cut into 1 cm slices and decorate with half a slice of lemon and a sprig of parsley.
  • Serve with a green salad for a summer dish.
  • For a snack with drinks: add another egg to the mixture so it can be cut into small cubes when it is cold.

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