A Sobeys recently opened up in my neighborhood with an amazing fish selection. Its great but I’m always looking for the fish cakes that the sell in the Maritimes. The more I look for them the more I’ve come to realize that they just don’t have them and its time to make my own.
One of the good things about making fish cakes is you don’t need expensive cuts of fish. Sure they look pretty and taste amazing but you don’t need to go out and spend a fortune, they are incredibly cheap to make. The best way I have found is to use canned salmon. Its already cooked I just take out the bones and mash it up. These are great to make with leftover mashed potatoes. I will usually make fish cakes or potato fritters with leftover mashed potatoes, they are like gold in our house.
This recipe is easy and super cheap. To make 8 fish cakes I spent about $5 and used some items from my pantry. These freeze really well and can be reheated in the oven or in a frying pan. I like to cook these up with some frozen french fries that way they both get cooked together.
So here is a cheap and easy recipe totally worth trying. They taste amazing, trust me.
Easy Fish Cakes
1 cup Mashed Potatoes
1/3 cup Breadcrumbs
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese ( I used the dried Kraft stuff)
3 Green Onions, diced
1 can of Salmon
1/2 tbsp. dried Dill
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
In a bowl combine everything together except the vegetable oil. In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil at a medium heat until it starts to bubble. Divide Fish Cake mixture into 8 equal parts and form into paddies. Place paddies into the frying pan, don’t over crowd the pan (you might have to do them in two batches). Let paddies cook until you see a brown crust forming then turn, if you turn them to quickly they will fall apart. Flip them and allow the cakes to evenly cook through. Once the fish cakes have a nice even crust (approx. 5-10 minutes) place on a paper towel lines plate to cool.
Enjoy with ketchup, tartar sauce or I like them just plain. They don’t taste too fishy so even my little guy was a fan.
Give this recipe a try, they taste great and are so much cheaper then buying them in stores!