Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce Recipe

Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce

This recipe is almost straight from the 100 Days of Real Food book. It’s so simple, takes only about 20 minutes, and is a great way to eat fish. I don’t usually like fish, but I will eat it in a few ways, and this is one of them.

Honestly, I was a little unsure about this recipe when I first read it, but Justin wanted to try it, so we did. I also like that the ingredients are common ingredients that we almost always have on hand, so it’s a quick dinner to whip up if we forgot to take something out that day.

This is a meal that Justin always helps me with, because I am not great at making the fish cake patties, and he does it well, so that’s become his job. We’ve made this recipe a few times when friends or family were over, and they have all enjoyed it.

The dipping sauce is what makes this so good. It’s so simple, yet adds a lot of flavor to the meal. You can use any white fish, but I always prefer tilapia since it isn’t too strong of a fish. One day I will be adventurous and try it with another type of fish, but today is not that day.

I also forgot to take process photos, but the next time we make fish cakes I will take some and update the post with those photos.

Start by cooking and shredding the fish. I usually put the fillets in a skillet with a little bit of oil or butter and fry until they are cooked through.

Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Once the fish has cooked, spread half of the breadcrumbs out on a plate. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded fish, eggs, onion, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and the other half of the breadcrumbs.

To make the fish cakes, grab a golf-ball sized handful of the fish mixture and squeeze it together. Slightly flatten it, like you would when making a hamburger patty, coat it in the breadcrumbs, and set it aside on a plate. Repeat this process until all of the fish mixture has been used.

In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add a layer of oil to the pan, enough to cover the fish cakes halfway. Once the oil is hot, place a single layer of fish cakes into the pan and cook on each side until browned, about 3-5 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining fish cakes until all are cooked.

Serve the fish cakes warm with the dipping sauce either on the side or top of the cakes.


5 from 3 votes
Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce Recipe
Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 8 fish cakes
Ingredients
Fish Cakes:
  • 1 lb white fish (I use tilapia)
  • 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp fresh onion minced
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • olive oil for cooking
Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
Instructions
  1. Cook and shred the fish
  2. Prepare the dipping sauce by combining all the ingredients then cover and refrigerate
  3. Spread 1/2 of the breadcrumbs on a plate

  4. In a medium bowl, combine shredded fish, eggs, onion, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and the other 1/2 of the breadcrumbs
  5. To make the fish cakes, grab a golf ball-sized handful of the fish mixture and squeeze it together
  6. Slightly flatten the fish cake and coat the outside with the breadcrumbs and place on an empty plate
  7. Repeat with the rest of the fish mixture
  8. In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add a thin layer of olive oil

  9. When the oil is hot, cook the fish cakes until brown, about 3-5 minutes per side
  10. Serve fish cakes warm with dipping sauce

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11 thoughts on “Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce

  1. Fish cakes are my favourite but I haven’t tried combining them with dipping sauce before. It looks like a fantastic mixture. I’ll serve myself a dish!

  2. I grew up in Wisconsin, where Friday night fish fries were a must. It’s just what everyone did, so I grew up loving fish. These look like a yummy twist on the classic. I’ll have to give it a try.

  3. We eat fish at least 2-4 times a month and so to have a new sauce for it is awesome. I will definitely be giving this one a try!

  4. I love fish cakes and these look super simple. They are perfect for dipping, which my daughter loves!

  5. Although I am vegetarian, I like the layout of this recipe. It was easy to read, and I’m sure it would be easy to follow for those that decide to make the cakes!

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