I wanted to make something special for my cat, Serra, for her birthday and stumbled upon this recipe online. I made a few adjustments from the original recipe because I'm not sure if serving cats brewer's yeast and tomato paste is a good idea. At first I wanted to make this in a cake pan but opted on using cupcake and fish molds so they cook evenly can be stored easily. You can also make these as treats and shape them to balls. If the title wasn't clear enough, this is a recipe for cats ... unless you like to eat catnip.
By the way, my cats loved these fish cakes. This recipe can feed 3 cats for 2 meals. They just wolfed down the leftovers in minutes! You can bake a batch of these and use them as treats.
3 baby carrots
12 oz canned tuna in water
3.75 oz cooked cooked sardines in water
2 tablespoon bread crumbs
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon catnip
1 egg, beaten
A few pinches of bonito flakes and catnip for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a plastic container, cook baby carrots with some water inside a microwave for 5 minutes or until they are soft. Drained and mashed the carrots.
Drain tuna and sardines from the can. Reserve the liquid for use later (as garnish).
Combine all the ingredients and mix evenly (except the garnishes).
The mixture should look like this.
Now, you can either roll them up into balls or cook them inside molds. I used cupcake molds and fish molds. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they are firm. Let them cool completely before serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of catnip, bonito flakes and some of the tuna and sardines liquid to make it irresistible to your kitties!
Happy Birthday Serra!