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Fish Cake Recipes

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Whether enjoying patties with your meal or making burgers on the grill, fish is a great alternative to red meat. This page contains fish cake recipes.


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By 5 found this helpful
August 13, 2014

Easy and delicious fried fish cakes.

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Yield: 6 fish cakes


  • 2 5 oz. cans chunk light tuna in water
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Coating
  • 1/2 Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Add tuna, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, and egg into a large bowl.
  2. Mix the ingredients with a fork.
  3. Scoop a generous amount of the mixture into your clean hands. Shape it into a patty.
  4. Roll the patty into a bowl with the coating mixture of bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Heat a large skillet with about six tablespoons of canola oil.
  6. Place coated patties into the skillet and cook over medium to high heat for twelve minutes. Flip patties a few times, every three or four minutes, until both sides are golden brown.
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By 3 found this helpful
April 29, 2013

You only need four ingredients for these easy, inexpensive, delicious mackerel patties.

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 patties


  • 1 can mackerel, drained ($1.49)
  • 1 egg ($.18)
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa, drained ($.40)
  • bread crumbs or cracker crumbs ($.05)
  • salt, pepper, etc. opt.


  1. Drain mackerel and take out skin and large bones. I usually just crush the bones.
  2. Drain salsa and add to bowl with mackerel.
  3. Add egg to bowl. Mix with hands or large wooden spoon.
  4. Add salt, pepper or seasonings if you prefer. I sometimes use onion powder, garlic powder and cumin but not always. If the salsa is spicy, it is often enough on its own.
  5. Add bread crumbs or cracker crumbs until texture is just right for making patties.
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  7. Fry patties in a small amount of oil until crispy on outside. If you prefer baked then cook for approximately 20 minutes in a 400 degree F oven.
  8. I often serve salsa on the side with these and sometimes a little sour cream.

These can be very low calorie if you bake them and serve with fat free sour cream (opt.)

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By 0 found this helpful
April 28, 2008

Your crew will never notice you only used one piece of fish.

Yields about 8-9 medium sized fish cakes.

In a food processor/chopper, place 1 piece of fish, 1 loaf of mayonnaise bread* 1 Tbsp. of minced onion, 1 Tbsp. green pepper, 2 tsp. baking powder, a dollop of mayonnaise, 2 eggs, and your choice of seasonings and mix all well. Spoon mixture to desired size into a hot skillet of cooking oil and fry till brown on both sides and drain off excess grease. Done and it costs you pennies to make!


*Mayonnaise Bread: 1 cup of milk, 1 cup flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise. Mix all and bake till golden brown.

By sbb1 from Umm al Quain, UAE

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November 20, 20040 found this helpful

Can any one help me with a recipe for fish cakes? I made it once before and lost the recipe. It calls for grated raw potatoes, chopped onion, chopped fish. I think we added flour to the potaotes,onions and fish and then made cakes to fry, but I cannot remember what held it all together.


Susan from Hamilton


By guest (Guest Post)
November 20, 20040 found this helpful
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The usual binder for fish cakes is an egg. The mix for fishcakes is fish, onion, garlic if you like, even carrot, if you like. Then add either bread crumbs, instant mashed potato flakes, or matzo meal. Then add an egg. If you're making fishcakes for 4 people, 1 large egg should suffice.

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April 5, 20100 found this helpful
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Make the patties and dip in dry flour and then in beaten egg and coat with breadcrumbs.

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By 0 found this helpful
October 12, 2009

Can I freeze fish cakes after using frozen fish to make them and using raw eggs? Or do they have to be cooked first?

By Hotpot from Cornwall


April 5, 20100 found this helpful
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Fish cakes freeze well in airtight containers.

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