Fish Cake Recipes

Whip up easy fish cakes like salmon patties and tuna burgers with these delicious recipes.

Community Picks

Salmon Patties I

Rating: 4.5 stars 810
These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.
By Sue

Air Fryer Salmon Patties

Rating: 5 stars 8
Fresh salmon patties are cooked golden in an air fryer and paired with a zesty aioli dipping sauce for an easy dinner.

Chef John's Spicy Shrimp Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
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: 4.5 stars 68
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: 4.5 stars 244
If you like Maryland Crab Cakes you'll love these. Plus, catfish is cheaper than crabmeat.

Cod Fish Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 203
Delicious fish cakes made with cod, potatoes, onion, butter, and parsley! You can substitute salmon for cod if you would rather make salmon cakes.

Asian Salmon Cakes with Creamy Miso and Sake Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 29
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!

21 Sauces to Serve With Fish 

Homemade tartar sauce, dill sauce, lemon sauce—find an easy dipping sauce for your fish cakes.
By Ita Mac Airt

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Rating: 4 stars 354
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 38
An easy and tasty alternative for serving fish. The variations can be endless!

Salmon Patties With Dill Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
My daughter and I love salmon patties, and we found this version that is healthier than salmon patties made with mayo. Everyone I've made this for has asked for the recipe. I would love to hear any improvements and/or variations you make to this simple recipe. Enjoy!

Lemon Aioli

Rating: 5 stars 27
Serve with any seafood. It's simply an amazing dipping sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grandma's Famous Salmon Cakes
Rating: Unrated 407
"Perfect! Served with a sauce of mayo and Old Bay seasoning. Yum!" – Melinda
Salmon Patties I
Rating: 4.5 stars 799

These salmon patties are delicious for lunch or dinner.