13 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 7
  • 4 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1

Salmon and halibut fish cakes, messy to make but worth it.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place the potatoes into a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, place the halibut and salmon into a skillet or large saucepan, and pour in the milk. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes depending on the thickness of your fillets. Drain off milk, and set fish aside.

  • When potatoes are done, drain, and place in a large bowl. Mash potatoes with one of the eggs and the butter until fairly smooth. Season with nutmeg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix in the fish, taking care not to break into too small of pieces.

  • Beat the remaining egg, and place on a plate. Place bread crumbs on a separate plate. Lightly flour your hands, and form the fish mixture into patties. Dip each patty into the egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Place the fish cakes on a plate, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Fry the fish cakes for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve fresh and hot.

Nutrition Facts

515.49 calories; 27.28 g protein; 46.42 g carbohydrates; 24.38 g fat; 155.21 mg cholesterol; 700.55 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

11/06/2009
Really messy to work with but gets 5 stars cause my sniffling boy ate something with a lot of pleasure. These indeed are delicious if a picky 4 year old loves them and asks for leftovers. We used all salmon and sprinkled some lemon pepper afterwards.
(10)

Most helpful critical review

04/23/2014
I think you could very easily spice up the flavor with a few extra ingredients but you can't do much about the texture without a major recipe overhaul. For those of you who do like these try making the patties then refrigerating before dipping in egg and breadcrumbs to cut down on the mess.
(1)
13 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 7
  • 4 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1
  • 3 Rating Star 1
11/06/2009
Really messy to work with but gets 5 stars cause my sniffling boy ate something with a lot of pleasure. These indeed are delicious if a picky 4 year old loves them and asks for leftovers. We used all salmon and sprinkled some lemon pepper afterwards.
(10)
03/20/2009
this was great had a nice texture to it and was fun to make we had it along side a salad and in between bread with tarter sauce and lettuce for a fancy fish sammy.
(9)
11/13/2009
My family absolutely loved this! Even my little one who swears she hates halibut. I used halibut that I had cooked in the crock pot with mango salsa the night before and this added a wonderful extra flavor to it. I found that I was out of Worcestershire sauce so I was a little concerned that it wouldn't have alot of flavor so I did add extra pepper and sea salt with a tough of extra nutmeg also. Being cooked with the salsa the night before it turned out fabulous! We will definetely be making this again.
(7)
06/10/2010
Big hit with my whole family. Very yummy. I added some bread crumbs to the fish mixture before making patties. This helped firm up the mix and made it less messy. Also increased the nutmeg and Worcestershire to a teaspoon and added some Old Bay seasoning.
(3)
06/16/2010
The cook times took a little longer for me maybe due to the type of potato or thickness of fish. To help the messiness after forming the patty I used a spatula to carry & flip the patties in the egg & bread crumbs. I added a few crumbs to the mix but the patties were still messy though I didn't mind. All in all the patties came out great tasting! I'll try different potatoes & different seasoned crumbs next time for a different flavor. Maybe I'll try a different fish too. I used Italian crumbs & red potatoes this time around. I didn't have any halibut so I used extra salmon.
(3)
05/05/2011
LOVED this..i used Cod..had to use butter on my hands not flour...but they were a hit for my picky boyfriend! Thanks!!
(3)
01/03/2011
I made these because so many people said they were outstanding. Not only did my kids not eat them I almost didn't either because the consistency was off-putting and mushy. They weren't awful but certainly not worth making again. The effort of boiling the potatoes cooking the fish and making the whole thing into a cake dipping in egg and bread crumbs to fry was a whole lot of effort for something with so little flavor. They definitely need something more than nutmeg and Worcestershire.
(2)
01/27/2010
This is so so good. Even my picky 2-year old ate it. We made our own seasoned bread crumbs and used our left over salmon. It's messy but thanks to the previous reviews I was prepared.
(2)
04/23/2014
I think you could very easily spice up the flavor with a few extra ingredients but you can't do much about the texture without a major recipe overhaul. For those of you who do like these try making the patties then refrigerating before dipping in egg and breadcrumbs to cut down on the mess.
(1)