Rating: 4.06 stars
203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9

Delicious fish cakes made with cod, potatoes, onion, butter, and parsley! You can substitute salmon for cod if you would rather make salmon cakes.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes in a large pot of water, bring the water to a boil. Let the potatoes cook until they are almost tender.

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  • Add the fish to the pot and let the fish and potatoes cook until they are both soft. Drain well and transfer the potatoes and fish to a large mixing bowl.

  • Add butter, onion, parsley, and egg to the bowl; mash the mixture together. Mold the mixture into patties.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Fry the patties on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 21g; carbohydrates 38.8g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 98.4mg; sodium 131.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (214)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2004
This is a good recipe,similar to the Bermuda Cod Fish Cake recipe, for added flavour add 1/2 Tbs of crushed fresh thyme or dried Thyme, season to taste using black pepper, seasoning salt & garlic powder. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour, this will blend the flavors and solidify mixture to avoid crumbling when frying. Before frying coat in seasoned flour mixture (white flour, seasoning salt, black pepper and paprika, this will ensure a nice crispy coating and no crumbling. For perfect even cakes, try using an ice-cream scoop to form balls and shape with hands. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2007
When we Bajans (Barbadians) make codfish cakes, we, too, add either potatoes or cooked calabasa/pumpkin to keep the cakes from becoming too tough. Also usually use salt cod -- which is freshened by either soaking it overnight (changing water several times) or boiling and then rinsing and flaking the fish 3 - 4 times. (I've recently taken to just purchasing frozen cod filets which I boil up once and then flake for use in the recipe!) We add more herbs and spices (thyme, oregano, garlic powder, curry powder, paprika) and hot peppers (diced habañeros) or sauce (Louisiana-style) to taste. Flour, baking powder, and an egg are also added, along with enough water to make a thick batter, which is dropped into hot oil and fried. (I prefer to use a deep fat fryer so that the cakes have a crisp outer seal yet remain tender inside.) Read More
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203 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2004
This is a good recipe,similar to the Bermuda Cod Fish Cake recipe, for added flavour add 1/2 Tbs of crushed fresh thyme or dried Thyme, season to taste using black pepper, seasoning salt & garlic powder. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour, this will blend the flavors and solidify mixture to avoid crumbling when frying. Before frying coat in seasoned flour mixture (white flour, seasoning salt, black pepper and paprika, this will ensure a nice crispy coating and no crumbling. For perfect even cakes, try using an ice-cream scoop to form balls and shape with hands. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2007
When we Bajans (Barbadians) make codfish cakes, we, too, add either potatoes or cooked calabasa/pumpkin to keep the cakes from becoming too tough. Also usually use salt cod -- which is freshened by either soaking it overnight (changing water several times) or boiling and then rinsing and flaking the fish 3 - 4 times. (I've recently taken to just purchasing frozen cod filets which I boil up once and then flake for use in the recipe!) We add more herbs and spices (thyme, oregano, garlic powder, curry powder, paprika) and hot peppers (diced habañeros) or sauce (Louisiana-style) to taste. Flour, baking powder, and an egg are also added, along with enough water to make a thick batter, which is dropped into hot oil and fried. (I prefer to use a deep fat fryer so that the cakes have a crisp outer seal yet remain tender inside.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
This is a great recipe, but make it with whitefish or turbot or something. When you buy cod, it's from the Spanish and Portugese trollers that are destroying Newfoundland fisheries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2007
4 stars due to changes required. I boiled the potato and cod with 2 garlic cloves and half an onion. Then mashed it all together, added thyme, red pepper flakes and some bread crumbs. Finally covered each cake in bread crumbs, cooled in the fridge for one hour (which allows them to harden and will not break apart during cooking). Then seared in a hot pan on both sides before finishing in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2006
This was a very good recipe! I did make some changes though. It seemed a bit plain so I added about 3 T. of red bell pepper some salt and pepper and Everglades seasoning. The mixture was too sticky so I mixed in about 5 oz. of italian bread crumbs. My family loved them and I plan on making them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2005
My husband and I grew up with Cod Fish Cakes as the ultimate comfort food. These were evn better than the ones we remembered!!! Lent isn't a sacrifice with these babies on your table! Just a warning tho - grating the onion will lead to red eyes but the result is definitely worth it!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2003
WE LOVED IT, I ADDED OLD BAY AND PEPPER TO THE WATER AND TESTED IT BREADED AND FRIED VERSUS BAKED NOT WORTH THE EXTRA CALORIES, WILL BAKE HERE ON IN THANKS FOR SUCH AN EASY, DELICIOUS MEAL Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2007
Mmm... these fish cakes really made my night. I made the recipe for 1/2 pound of fish and it turned out wicked delicious. I STRONGLY agree with anyone who has said that 2 cups of oil is too much. Absolutly. For the half recipe I probably used 1/3 of a cup and it was fine and probably spared me a heart attack or two. I had a little problem when I mixed it all together- it was too wet and not firm enough to mold. However it was easily solved by adding some fine breadcrumbs. After that popping them into little patty form was not an issue. The texture was great though next time I think I'll go for something a little chunkier. They ended up crispy and yummmmy! (Yes four m's!) Try it out tonight! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2006
I made a few revisions to this recipe and it turned out great! I used orange roughy filets instead of cod and red potatoes. I added a dash of kosher salt pepper and dill to the mix. Then coated the patties with bread crumbs and cooked them for about 10 min (med heat) on my countertop grill. I think they still need a little extra something for more flavor (hmmm maybe roasted red pepper sauce?) but all in all it was a fantastic meal I will definitely make again. And they were just as good the next day heated in the toaster oven! Read More
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