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

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.

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


  • Nice simple recipe :)


  • I love fish cakes myself :)


  • Fishcakes I normally get from a Thai place but I’m gonna give these a go! Thank you so much for this recipe


  • I’ve used tinned salmon when I made fishcakes. I’ve also used the white flesh from a cooked salmon. Love them


  • Usually make Salmon cakes and never thought of using other fish. Thanks for the great idea.


  • Fish is great, my children love it just we call it sea chicken


  • great recipe! I’m going to make a batch to freeze for those time poor days so I can whip up dinner quickly.


  • I am going to try this one i have been looking at ways for my youngest to eat fish regularly as i don’t eat it myself. This looks very simple to make and they look tasty too i think i can use this as a base and add additional ingredients like corn or cheese . Thank you for your recipe.


  • Quick easy, delicious and healthy! Great recipe.


  • Such a great idea and kid friendly!


  • Very good and very easy thanks


  • I’ve made something like this but have used egg to keep together. Will definitely be trying this recipe as well


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