Fish Cake Recipes

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Salmon Patties

Rating: 4.23 stars
A nutritious and delicious dinner. The patties are good served with either red wine vinegar or cheese sauce. To round out your meal serve salmon patties with a big green salad and french bread.

Chef John's Spicy Shrimp Cakes

Rating: 4.67 stars
I love Asian-style fish or shrimp cakes but almost never order them because I find there's too much filler or 'binder.' So if you want to enjoy shrimp cakes in their most pure form, give this recipe a try. It takes just a few minutes if you use your food processor. These little fried cakes are delicious served with Thai chili sauce.

Shredded Potato Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.56 stars
Delicious salmon cakes made with potatoes and the added color of red bell pepper and green onion. I came up with the idea for this recipe out of pure laziness. I didn't want to wait for potatoes to boil! It turned out great and definitely became the overall favorite. I enjoy a simple garlic mayonnaise to accompany the cakes but you can pretty much use whatever you desire.

Catfish Cakes

Rating: 4.45 stars
If you like Maryland Crab Cakes you'll love these. Plus, catfish is cheaper than crabmeat.

Asian Salmon Cakes with Creamy Miso and Sake Sauce

Rating: 4.14 stars
A tasty flavorful appetizer, or great as a meal that uses lots of wonderful Asian flavors! You can also easily substitute for the ingredients and use leftovers too such as corn instead of onions, leftover salmon (BBQ'd, broiled or baked) instead of fresh or canned - and they still turn out great! A-plus crowd pleaser!

Cod Fish Cakes

Rating: 4.06 stars
Delicious fish cakes made with cod, potatoes, onion, butter, and parsley! You can substitute salmon for cod if you would rather make salmon cakes.

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Rating: 4.24 stars
Who needs crab and a deep fryer to enjoy these tasty delights? Tuna works great and a light pan searing does the job of cooking up this tasty treat without all the fat! Serve with hot sauce or mayonnaise.

Thai Fish Cakes

Rating: 4 stars
An easy and tasty alternative for serving fish. The variations can be endless!

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.56 stars
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.

Chef John's Fresh Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.8 stars
Salmon cakes are one of my go-to emergency meals. Every once in a while I like to use fresh salmon. Salmon is one of those products, like chicken, that's very easy to get into a rut with. People generally find a few recipes that work for them, and just stay with those, but this fairly simple preparation should be easy to add to anyone's rotation. Serve with lemon wedge and remoulade sauce. You can use any bread crumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs, if desired.

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is a recipe for my Grandmother's famous salmon cakes. It is a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. Serve with macaroni and cheese or any other type of side dish.

Easy Tuna Patties

Rating: 4.55 stars
These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a sandwich.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes

"Perfect! Served with a sauce of mayo and Old Bay seasoning. Yum!" – Melinda

Easy Tuna Patties

Watch how to make a quick and easy appetizer idea that's a more affordable version of crab cakes.

Salmon Cakes for One

Rating: 4.72 stars

Simple and tasty pan-fried salmon cakes for one (or two small eaters)! Just salmon, egg, onion, and a few staples. Mix it all up, shape into patties, and you are ready to go! Great with macaroni and cheese.