Fish Cakes

We eat these weekly. I love that they make a big enough batch for dinner, lunch and some leftover to freeze. While other fish cakes that I’ve made in the past crumble and fall apart, these keep it together. I’ve made toddler fish cakes in the Mommy Chef classes for years with potato and they love them. It’s time for a new fish cake. If you didn’t read it below, you wouldn’t guess they contain oats.

Give this fast and easy recipe a try and share how they went.


Fish Cakes

Makes 8 servings

Tip: A favourite dip or sauce is the perfect accompaniment to these delicious fish cakes. They aren’t fishy, but super tasty eaten warm or cold. This makes a large batch, perfect for freezing.

4 cans skinless, boneless salmon

1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, red or green onion

1/2 cup oats – quick cook is fine

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

oil for pan-frying

lettuce, tomato, red onion (and other toppings)

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

oil for pan-frying

lettuce, tomato, red onion (and other toppings)

Mash all the ingredients together in a bowl. Heat oil on medium heat. Form into patties and pan fry for 5 minutes per side until golden. Serve on a whole grain bun with lettuce, tomato and other favourite burger toppings and condiments of your choice.

*recipe from Super Charge 2012 Meal Plan


I prefer my fish cakes with a side salad, but you could serve on a bun, in a pita or make a sausage shape to fit in a wrap. Top with sunflower seed sprouts, tomato, arugula or any other favourite topping.

How do you like yours? Did the kids go for it?

  • Anonymous

    Never would have thought of using oats to make fish cakes. I need to try these! They sound yummy and healthy!

  • deb

    well I never realized that you could make fish cakes with canned salmon, I have always used a flaked white fish.  So this is a recipe I will have to try!

  • Guest

    sounds like an ideal way to get children to eat fish, often a problem otherwise.

  • Beatrice777

    I am going to try these for my 11 month old!

  • Melinda

    Thanks for the recipe, I am going to give this a try with my kids.

  • Lucy Trojanowski

    Thank you, these look super yummy!

  • katsika

    These sound delicous and can’t wait to try them, Always looking for ways to make fish a part of my repetoire.

  • Anonymous

    They look and sound tasty, I will definitely need to make them for my boys!

  • Lisa KH

    These sound really good! Healthier than from the box too! I like the inclusion of  digon mustard – my fave! I’m going to try this recipe!

  • Jessyneil

    I’m totally going to try this!

  • nick a.

    sounds like a yummy recipe

  • A Gil

    My baby loves fish cakes – I add a bit of potato, egg yolk, bread crumbs and some pureed veg. She’s turned down fruit to have more salmon!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, maybe a silly question, but are the oats supposed to be cooked or raw?

    • Lianne

       Hi Alisa,

      Not a silly question at all! Yes the oats are raw, just measure and throw them in. So simple! Enjoy. Lianne

      • Anonymous

        Thank you, Lianne! Now I’m ready to make them.

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