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How to Make Cod Fish Cakes

Updated February 21, 2017

Cod fish cakes make a delicious and less expensive alternative to similar seafood dishes such as crab cakes. Good cod fish cakes require soaking the fish overnight in milk to tenderise and add flavour, followed by a quick boil to soften the fish. Adjust the ingredients and spices to suit your personal taste, as the recipe for cod fish cakes is a guideline on which to explore your culinary creativity.

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  1. Soak the cod fillets overnight in a bowl of milk, refrigerated.

  2. Boil the fillets in the milk for three minutes to soften. Allow to cool.

  3. Crumble the cod into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients except the breadcrumbs and frying oil.

  4. Mix thoroughly and pat into four cakes.

  5. Coat the cakes with the breadcrumbs.

  6. Add oil to a frying pan and preheat at medium-high heat.

  7. Fry the cakes until golden brown, about four minutes per side, flipping once with a spatula. Serve immediately.

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Things You'll Need

  • 0.454kg. cod fillets
  • 2 qts. milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 0.227kg. potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp ground bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula

About the Author

James Clark

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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