Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." Henry David Thoreau

The refrigerator light goes on...

Fish cakes make the perfect easy meal. You can make these in about 10 minutes prep time. It seems like there are a lot of steps but the hardest part is mashing the potatoes.

I prefer to use a potato ricer for dishes like this. It's like a big garlic press, but for potatoes, and when you drop the cooked potato in and press, the potatoes that come out the other side are perfectly uniform - great not just for recipes like this but terrific for mashed potatoes if you like them smooth.

This recipe is one where you can easily get your kids to eat fish where they might not otherwise. The fish cakes have a great potato flavor: they're almost like hash browns and keep the fish flavor from being overpowering for those who don't like seafood all that much. You could add sautéed onions, some celery, or even finely diced broccoli in these.


British Fish Cakes

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 fish cakes

Cooking time: 60 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes good leftovers as sandwiches or topping a salad.

Serve with Green Beans with Red Onion or Herbed Zucchini or Broccoli and Blue Cheese Salad

6 quarts water (divided)
12 ounces red or Yukon Gold potatoes
1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
8 ounces salmon filets (remove skin)
3 medium green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)
1/4 tsp. salt
to taste fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp. olive oil

British Fish Cakes made with mashed potatoes, an easy healthy recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place a large sauce pan filled with 4 quarts water over high heat.

Add the potatoes, and when the water begins to boil, reduce the heat until the water is simmering.

Cook the potatoes for about 40 minutes (depending on size) until a paring knife slips into the center easily.

Remove the potatoes and let cool. The skin should slip off easily. Discard the skin.

Place the remaining 2 quarts water and the vinegar in a large skillet over high heat.

When the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and add the salmon filets.

Poach the salmon for about 10 minutes (depending on thickness) and then remove to a plate to cool.

Place the potatoes and the salmon in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill. (Cooking the potatoes and salmon may be done the night before.)

Place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl and gently mash with a fork until smooth - or use a potato ricer.

Flake the salmon into the bowl with the potatoes.

Add the green onions, salt, and pepper to the bowl.

Fold the mixture together gently until well blended. There should be some medium-sized flakes of salmon throughout.

Form the mixture into four patties, each 3 inches across.

Heat a non-stick griddle over high heat.

Add the olive oil, and when it is hot, place the fish cakes on the griddle.

Cook on each side for 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust the heat to keep the fish cakes from burning.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 cakes

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 367 Calories from Fat 144
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 25%
    Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg 20%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 4% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 83mcg Potassium 1289mg