Salt Cod Fish Cakes

Doreen Fish


I was born in Newfoundland and although I left there over 25 years ago I still long for the salt sea air and some of my best memories are my mom's fish cakes. They are so delicious!!!

Made these today for the weekend!
Freezes well.

* my pic


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 16 cakes
1 Hr


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1 lb
dry salt cod
or 7 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
onion, finely chopped
fresh pepper

How to Make Salt Cod Fish Cakes


  • 1* The day before you plan top make the cakes put the dry salt cod in a pot and cover with cold water.Let sit over night changing the water at least once more.Do not drain til ready to use.
    * The next day peel and cut the potatoes into chunks. You will want to have a little more fish than potatoes.
    * Cook for approx 10 mins then add drained fish. Cook for another 15 mins or so until fish and potatoes are well cooked. Drain and let cool.
    * Wen the potatoes and fish has cooled mash together till well mixed, add the chopped onion, pepper and enough flour to hold the mixture together.
    * Take a tablespoon of the mixture , roll into balls and then flatten with your hand. Dip both sides in to flour and fry over medium heat until golden brown. Be sure to do both sides.
    * Serve with a dill sauce. Also great on a hamburger bun with dill sauce and lettuce.

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About Salt Cod Fish Cakes

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #onions, #cod

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