Simple fish cakes

    45 min

    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.

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    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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    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


    I read so many reiews about these cakes I just had to try it. I prepared with 1 1/2 lbs. of catfish fillets and baked them in the oven 1st. Added my own special seasonings as if I were going to eat them that way. I cannot imagine boiling the fish with absolutely no seasonings-- it would have tasted bland for my taste. I used only half of a medium sized onion. I flaked most of the fish instead of mashing. I used 2 tbsp. of Hellmann's mayo which is my preference and lastly I used 1 1/2 cups of Keeblers crackers. This recipe is a keeper-- Absolutely delicious!!! The taste truly isn't that different from crab cakes.  -  14 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)