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Fish Cakes

Fish cakes

I love fish cakes. They are so easy to prepare and a great way to use up baked fish leftovers.

Both the fish and the potatoes called for in this recipe can be leftovers.

This is one of those times that you can actually plan your meals so that you have leftovers for a different great meal the next night.

You don’t have to save this recipe for leftovers though. Just steam, bake or fry up some fish and get going on tasty cakes for dinner.

This is a great way to get kids to eat fish. They will probably love it mixed with mashed potatoes and covered in bread crumbs.

fish cakes

Fish Cakes

I love fish cakes. They are so easy to prepare and a great way to use up baked fish leftovers. adults and kids alike will love these.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 188 kcal


  • 1 pound fish, cooked, flaked (see below recipe for types of fish to use)
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 onion, small, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fresh
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs, fine
  • Oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients except the bread crumbs and oil. Shape the mixture into patties. Coat the fish patties in bread crumbs.
  • Preheat the oil in a skillet. Pan-fry the fish cakes in batches in hot oil until crisp and brown on one side, then turn and brown the other side. Each side will take just a few minutes. You are only trying to get the ingredients hot and the breading crispy. Everything is already cooked.
  • Serve with homemade tartar sauce and wedges of lemon.


  • Shape the fix mixture into any shape you choose. The usual is to make the patties mentioned above, but you can also make fish balls or quenelles, which have an oval tubular shape. The image shows ball shaped fish cakes.
  • Cod, haddock, turbot, ocean perch or Boston bluefish work very well in this recipe.


Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 19gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 521mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 165IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
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1 thought on “Fish Cakes”

  1. proud chef

    by Don.Nason

    The fish cakes are supreme.I have home made beans with this dish it takes me back to my childhood.


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