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Royal Fish Cakes

Adding a bit of crab meat to these fish cakes turns them right royal!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Chilling45 minutes
Course: Brunch, Dinner, Main, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fancy fish cakes, fish cake recipe, meals for lent
Servings: 8
Calories: 192kcal


  • 1 lb baking potatoes russet, Idaho, maris piper, King Edward
  • 1 lb cod filet
  • 6 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 5 oz flaked crab meat
  • 2 tbs parsley chopped
  • dash of hot sauce optional
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C
  • Boil potatoes until tender. Drain well and mash. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
  • Spray a sheet of foil with non-stick spray and put the cod on the foil, season with salt and pepper and seal the foil tightly, making a packet. Put on a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes, or until just cooked through. Set aside to cool. When completely cool, carefully flake the fish into large pieces. Reserve the cooking juices.
  • Spoon the cold mashed potatoes into a bowl, mix in the spring onions, mayonnaise and mustard. Add 2 tablespoons of the fish cooking juice, then add the flaked cod and stir in the crabmeat. Add the parsley and hot pepper sauce and stir until combined. Season to taste.
  • Shape the mixture into 8 fishcakes, roughly 3 1/2-in/9cm diameter, this is easiest with damp hands. Place on a tray and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on a plate and coat each fishcake. Return to the tray and refrigerate again for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a wide, heavy-based frying pan, add the butter and oil and fry the fishcakes over a high heat for 4 minutes on each side, or until golden-brown all over. When frying, it’s best not to overcrowd the pan, cook in two batches, if necessary.



Serving: 1fish cake | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg