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Cod Cakes

This recipe for Cod Cakes is adaptable and perfectly suitable to serve as an appetizer or main course. Lemon Garlic Cod Cakes are an easy favorite enjoyed by many. The fast preparation and quick cooking method yield bite-sized fish cakes, which are a delectable treat for all.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Seafood
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 12 cakes
Calories: 76kcal



  • Combine the shredded fish, breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic, shallot, lemon zest, and eggs in a medium size bowl.
  • Form 12 cod cakes by taking a handful of the mixture and squeezing it into a tight ball. Flatten each ball slightly until it’s about a 1/2-inch thick and shape the edges into a circle.
  • To cook, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the cod patties for about 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. You may need to work in batches.
  • Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve warm.


Tips and Techniques

  • Use high-quality cod for the best flavor.
  • Make this recipe low carb by swapping out the breadcrumbs for blanched almond flour.
  • Make this recipe gluten free by simply using gluten free panko.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3 days.
*  Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg