• Serves 4
  • Makes 12 patties
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients

If you want your kids to enjoy fish on a regular basis and prep it on the fly in a last minute dinner emergency, then don’t look past this simple recipe.

Not only is it quick but it just needs three core ingredients. These are perfect for parents that have toddlers and children with allergies as they are dairy, egg, nut and gluten free. Plus they're pretty healthy!

My boys will eat these served with homemade chips and steamed vegetables, but they also taste great cold in school lunch boxes.

Once you’ve tried the recipe a few times feel free to add some herbs like dill, chives or parsley, some capers and vegetables like sweet corn and broccoli. These can be made as simple or as gourmet as you like.

Ingredients (serves 4 | makes 12 patties )

  • 500g firm white fish (haddock, cod or pollock are good options)
  • 250g potato (about one large one)
  • 4 tablespoons tapioca flour (for a gluten free recipe, otherwise use plain flour)
  • Salt and pepper to taste and oil for frying


  1. Pop the fish, potato, flour and seasoning into a food processor to chop and combine all the ingredients. Alternatively finely chop the fish, grate the potato and mix together by hand with the flour and seasoning in a bowl.
  2. Bring both hands together and shape in 12 flat patties, then leave to chill in the fridge.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy-based pan over a medium-high heat. In batches of 4, cook the fish cakes for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden and crisp, then remove to kitchen paper to drain and serve.


Allergy information: dairy, egg, nut and gluten free. Contains fish.

  • Healthy recipe for all the family. Thank you.


  • A quick and easy recipe that tastes good!


  • Wow I love the sound of how easy these look!


  • This looks quick and easy and yummy for kids.


  • I think my two toddlers would love this next to some salad.


  • Seems super easy, with simple ingredients and like that there is no egg. Not sure about the lack of herbs for taste, but will try.


  • Yummy good for the kids


  • The recipe is very easy and all the ingredients are available in my pantry, I would give it a try.


  • These really are soo easy, I suppose you can always add your taste of herbs and spices to these as well.


  • These sound so tasty. Would go nice In a Gish burger


  • So easy and versatile with mix ins. Thanks!


  • Simple ingredient list, love the gluten free suggestion. I often add grated or puréed veggies, just to boost nutrition. Great recipe to hide veggies in


  • Definitely a great way to get kids into eating fish. An easy recipe which I’m sure will go down a treat.


  • Super quick and easy plus it’s pretty health y too


  • Very different name fish cakes sounds so different looking sooperr coll


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