Crazy Good Cod Patties

Debbie Sue


These cod patties are great served on a butter toasted bun.
Yum, topped with a slice of melted cheese.
Would be great with a slice of tomato too!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes 4 patties
10 Min
Pan Fry


  • 1 lb
    fresh cod fillets
  • ·
    lemon slice
  • ·
    cracked pepper corns
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2
    celery ribs, peeled and diced very small
  • 1 medium
    sweet onion, minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 2 large
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 1 c
    ritz cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    light olive oil

How to Make Crazy Good Cod Patties


  1. Start by poaching the cod fillets in a frying pan with about an inch of water. Bring the water to a little simmer, add the lemon slice, cracked pepper corns, and cod fillets. Cook until the cod has whitened all the way through. About 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  2. Carefully remove the fish from the water and set aside to cool. When cooled, flake the fish apart.

    Pour the water from the pan, and over medium heat melt the butter.
  3. To the melted butter, add the celery, onions, and garlic.
    Cook until the vegetables have softened.
    Then place in a large bowl.
  4. While the vegetables are cooking mix mayonnaise, mustard, eggs, salt, pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning together.
    Add this mixture to to the cooked vegetables, and add the cracker crumbs, mix to combine.
  5. Carefully mix in the flaked cod, try to keep flakes as whole as possible.
    Divide into 4 balls, and shape into patties. Place on plate covered with wax paper, and cover the patties with a sheet of wax paper.
    These patties are very moist.
    Refrigerate for a least an hour.
  6. When ready to cook, in a fry pan over medium / high heat, add the oil.
    When the oil is shimmering, carefully add the patties, and cook until golden brown on each side.
    About 5 minutes a side.
  7. We enjoyed these served on buttered and toasted buns, and a slice of melted cheese added at the end of cooking time.
    Very flavorful and very delicious! Enjoy!
  8. FYI
    Leftover patties reheat great!
    I put mine in the convection oven, set to 400*
    Placed them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, warmed them up for 8 minutes.
    The last minute, topped with cheese!
    They were still moist and delicious!

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About Crazy Good Cod Patties

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American

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