Cod and Potato Cakes

An East Coast tradition, these patties are a tasty addition to your weeknight supper repertoire.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Makes: 6 patties
  • Cook time: 3-4 min

Nutritional Information

1 patty

  • Calories 219
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbohydrates 20 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Protein 19 g
  • Sodium 520 mg


1 1/4 cup / 300 ml
fine whole-wheat breadcrumbs, divided
1 cup / 250 g
Egg Creations Fat Free Original, well shaken and divided
2 tsp / 10 ml
dry mustard powder
1 tsp / 5 ml
lemon zest
clove of garlic, minced
3/4 tsp / 4 ml
1/2 tsp / 2 ml
1 pound / 500 g
boneless cod fillets, cubed
1 cup / 250 ml
cooked, peeled and fork-mashed potato
green onions, finely chopped
rib celery, finely chopped
1/4 cup / 50 ml
finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 tbsp / 30 ml
canola oil


  1. Stir 1/4 cup (50 mL) each of the breadcrumbs and egg together until combined; stir in the mustard powder, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper. Pulse the cod in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade until uniformly chopped. Add the cod, potatoes, green onions, celery and parsley to the egg mixture; mix gently until combined.

  2. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. Place the remaining egg and breadcrumbs in separate shallow dishes; dip each patty in the egg and then coat in the breadcrumbs. (Discard any leftover egg and breadcrumbs.)

  3. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick skillet set over medium-high heat. Place the patties in the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden and fish is cooked.


  1. For smaller households, patties can also be frozen after assembling. Remove from the freezer the day before and cook the cold, raw patties, adding up to 1 minute longer per side.

  2. Serve fish cakes with a tartar sauce or make a leaner condiment by stirring 1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt with 1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated lemon zest and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried dill weed.

This recipe was made with:

Egg Creations Fat Free Original

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