Fish cakes, crab cakes, fish fry, stuffed clams, shrimp anything, our family loves it and we love it even better when we catch it fresh from the sea! Even if you can’t catch your own fish this easy fish cake recipe is not only the easiest, it’s low carb, low calorie, high protein, very few ingredients and you cook it the way you love it to taste. Fish cakes can be as expensive as crab and shrimp or less expensive frozen or fresh cod, halibut or whatever your favorite and/or on sale fish of the week is.
This recipe used about 1 pound of fish all size fillets that I steamed in the cool ZipLoc Steamer Bags, a small bag of frozen cauliflower I also steamed up (I wanted to use cauliflower instead of potatoes to keep the carbs low but you can substitute potatoes cut up), cut up some scallions, onions, garlic, egg and a small amount of panko bread crumbs to bind it all together easier. I chose to cook it stove top with some olive oil Pam in the skillet instead of olive oil, but using the oil is definitely up to you and probably will make them even crispier! Salt, pepper, some Old Bay for that seafood seasoning and I was set to go. Feel free to use chili flakes, garlic powder, whatever seasonings your family loves.
Easy Fish Cake Recipe Directions:
- Cook or steam your fish try not to overcook because it will cook more during frying
- Steam your cauliflower its easy to chunk or mash this way however you choose
- In a bowl combine your fish, cauliflower, egg, onion, scallions, garlic to the amount of each that works for your taste buds
- Fold in salt, pepper, Old Bay and your seasoning choices
- Add in about a half a cup of panko seasoned crumbs, or regular bread crumbs if you prefer **For those who eat NO CARB like I do use only egg, forget the bread crumbs and squeeze the fish cake patties real well as you form them and this recipe will still work great**
Form your fish cake patties while your skillet is heat, get some heat on it but don’t let it over burn your oil and add your fish cakes.
They cook very quickly and turning them was pretty easy once the first side browned.
I whipped up some home made cole slaw an easy family favorite that goes great with every fish recipe, sliced up some fresh lemon and instead of making my own sauce everyone got to choose their favorite from tartar sauce to hot sauce. This is a great easy recipe not just for family dinner but perfect for fish fries and BBQ parties too. Pairs great with other fish and pretty much goes with anything you put on the BBQ grill too.
I admit it was a great family dinner, easy to make and clean. But my favorite part of the fish cakes was the day we spent on the beach together some of us catching the fish, some playing in the waves and some of us searching for seashells. Amazing to know we actually caught our own dinner and a really good thing my son in law is so great at filleting them too!