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Easy Homemade Fish Cakes

Classic Fish Cake recipe that will wow the whole family! An easy to make and delicious appetizer.

January 19, 2022
Classic Fish CakesPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 50 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Chop the fish filets and put them in a bowl.
  2. Put the potatoes in a large pot, cover with water and start boiling. Boil the potatoes until they are soft enough to mash, and then let them cool before peeling and mashing the potatoes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the fish, coriander leaves, scallions, chopped green peppers and mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper as well as a few drops of lemon juice. Start whisking well and mix all the ingredients.
  4. Once it's all combined, take some of the mixture and form into a patty and continue to repeat the process with the other ingredients.
  5. Spread the breadcrumbs on a large plate and roll the cakes in it.
  6. Put the fish cakes on a baking sheet covered with vegetable oil.
  7. Place the baking tray in the heated oven. Bake them for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take the fish balls out of the oven. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Serve with tartar sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Classic Fish Cakes
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.9 g3.7%
Protein 2.6 g5.2%
Sodium 111 mg4.8%
Potassium 266 mg5.7%
Potassium 266 mg5.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use both regular and sweet potatoes. You can use both regular potatoes as well as sweet potatoes to make this recipe. Adding sweet potatoes will add a little bit of moisture to the recipe. This will make it easier for you to form and shape the patties. You can also use both potatoes together as well.
  • Experiment with different types of fish filets. Another option to make this recipe is the use of different types of fish filets. You can use any type of white or red meat fish filet you like. This will add a lot more depth and flavor to this dish. Keep experimenting with different types of fish filets and ingredients until you find the best one for your taste buds.
  • Use fresh coriander leaves. Coriander leaves are one of the key ingredients in this recipe. Always use freshly chopped coriander leaves for this recipe.
  • Add a handful of prawns. If you want a more nutritious and filling twist, add some prawns to this recipe. This will add the extra protein you need to your meal. Prawns also add texture to the fish cakes. You can use any type of mild-flavored prawns you like but make sure they are fresh and not stale.
  • Don't use fish that dry out too easily. You must use fresh and moist kinds of fish filets. You can use any type of white or red meat fish filet as long as they are not too dry to work with. It is better to skip fish like kingfish, tuna, swordfish, mahi-mahi, etc. Always go with softer kinds of fish, like tilapia, catfish, salmon, sea bass, etc.
  • Don't boil the potatoes all the way through. You mustn't boil the potatoes all the way through. Boil them just enough so they can be handled and cut into smaller pieces. Over boiling will make it harder to handle the fish filets and shape them into patties. Boil the potatoes up to 80-85%.
  • Be patient when shaping the patties. Do not hurry up while shaping the fish filets into patties or rolls. Take your time and be patient, carefully press down on them to form a patty with an even thickness all around. Make sure they are equal in size.
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Classic Fish Cakes are one of the most popular snacks in many countries. They're great, easy appetizers that go straight from the freezer to the pan. We can get lots of variations of fish cakes by adding different ingredients like green peas, celery, onions, and the like. Some people also add corned beef or ground beef while others may use other types of flaked fish or smoked salmon instead of fresh white fish.

The best part about homemade fish cakes is that everything can be prepared ahead of time and frozen until needed. Fish cakes are also great to have on hand for unexpected guests. It is not that difficult to make and can be an ideal appetizer. Pamper your family and guests with this Fish Cake recipe. Serve with homemade tartar sauce and green salad. Enjoy your meal.

What Is Fish Cake?

Fish cakes are a seafood dish that is commonly made with breadcrumbs, eggs, and spices. The mixture is then formed into the shape of patties or rolls. They can also be wrapped or rolled around other ingredients like vegetables to add flavor and texture. This particular type of fish filet is mostly popular in European countries like Iceland, Norway, and Russia. Fish cakes are also famous in Asian countries like Korea, China, and Japan.

Fish cakes are a nutritious and healthy type of dish to add to your meals. It also looks beautiful when served with various types of side dishes and sauces. There is nothing better than having a bite of warm, freshly made fish cakes. This recipe is extremely easy to make, anyone with minimal cooking experience can make this dish in no time.

What to Serve with Fish Cake?

Fish cakes go well with a variety of side dishes. Potato salad, steamed vegetables, and peas are great choices for this dish. But Classic fish cakes are served with ketchup and homemade sauces like tartar sauce and other spicy sauces. You can also try different dipping options like mayonnaise, mustard, and horseradish sauce.

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How To Store Fish Cake?

It is highly recommended to keep any leftover fish cakes in an airtight container. You can easily store the fish cakes in the refrigerator for a maximum of two days. It is best to consume the fish cakes as soon as possible during optimum freshness.

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