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Fish Cakes

These Fish Cakes make the perfect main or side dish on busy weeknights. Add a simple salad to complete the meal.

Real Simple MAY 2002

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Other:15 Minutes


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked cod
  • 2 celery stalks, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


Blend the mayonnaise, egg, and lime juice in a large mixing bowl. Flake the cod into small pieces and add to the bowl. Mix in the celery and salt.

Pulse the bread in a blender or food processor to make fine crumbs. Pour the crumbs on a sheet of wax paper.

Tightly pack the cod mixture into 8 patties. Gently place each patty in the bread crumbs and turn to coat evenly. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Place 4 fish cakes in the skillet and cook until the crumbs are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side; turn carefully. Repeat with the remaining fish cakes, adding more oil as necessary. Serve with chipotle cream.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 58mg
  • Calories: 473
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 157mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Protein: 43mg
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 671mg

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