Cod Fish Cakes

Preparation time: 40 minutes. Here is a delicious way to use up leftover fish or mashed potatoes. I made my first cod fish cakes after catching my first lingcod (which isn’t actually cod by the way, but it still worked fine).

Cod Fish Cakes Recipe

  • Yield: Makes 12 fish cakes. Serves 4-6.


  • 1 lb of cod fillets
  • 2 medium-sized russett potatoes
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Grapeseed oil, or other high smoke point oil such as canola oil, for frying


1 Boil and mash the potatoes, set them aside.

2 Boil the codfish until it flakes easkly. Drain and flake the fish with a fork. Be sure to remove all bones.

3 Mix the flaked fish, the potatoes and the rest of the ingredients together well by hand. If the mixture is too crumbly, add another egg. If too sticky, add some more bread crumbs.

4 Form the mixture into cakes and fry them on medium high heat in a skillet coated with oil, until nice browned on one side, then flip them over and continue to cook until well browned on the other side.

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  • Teresa Neff

    This is the most similar recipe to my grandmothers that I have found. I have been looking for quite some time now. Thank you for posting it!

  • Sandy Litvin

    I made the codfish cakes tonight. I have to tell you that my husband dislikes fishcakes, but when he tasted this recipe, he said it was the best thing he’s ever eaten. They are so delicious. Much better than any I’ve made from cookbooks. They are light and fluffy and sooooo tasty.
    Thanks for a great dinner!

  • elaine

    Please tell me were to purches cod fish flakes in the can. please it have been a long time eating them. please tell me a store or a web were to go,it would be well appreciated.

    Thank You


  • elise

    Sorry Elaine, I have no idea where to purchase cod fish flakes in a can. Perhaps someone else reading this recipe does and can let us know.

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