Simple Fish Cakes

Simple Fish Cakes


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About this recipe: These easy fish cakes are simply delicious and call for crushed crackers, lending fabulous texture and flavour. Serve these in mini portions for a starter or party nibble, or as larger cakes for a main. Seafood or tartare sauce works a treat.

Bobbie Kaye

Serves: 8 

  • 450g fish fillets (cod, tilapia, haddock, pollock)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish seasoning, or to taste
  • 550g coarsely crushed buttery round crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml vegetable oil (for frying)

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Place fish in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to the boil, and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain off water, and mash up the fish. Stir in the onion, mustard, mayo, seasoning, cracker crumbs and egg. Mix until evenly blended.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Form the fish mixture into cakes, and fry in the hot oil. Drain on kitchen paper, and serve hot.

Alternatives to cod:

Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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Reviews (2)


DELICIOUS!!! Amazing flavor and perfectly moist. I halved the recipe because it was only for my fiance and I and it made 5 puck sized patties. I served it on a bed of mixed baby greens and made a lemon honey vinaigrette with it. It was a perfect pairing! - 03 Oct 2013


These are delicious and a huge favourite with the children. I use smoked haddock and it works really well - 02 Feb 2014

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