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Crispy Cod Cakes 7

Crispy Cod Cakes

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 + 30 minutes hold time
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American



  • 1 pound cod fillets, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic,minced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Miracle whip
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup oil
  • Cucumber Sauce
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or plain yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place minced cod in a large bowl.
  2. In a sauté pan melt butter, add the celery, onions and garlic, and sauté, until the vegetables soften and the onions are translucent,set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, dijon, eggs, salt, pepper,paprika and red-pepper flakes, add this mixture to the bowl with the sautéed vegetables. Add to cod in the large bowl. Gently mix in panko crumbs. and parsley to cod mixture.
  4. Form the mixture into 4-6 patties, depending on the size cake you prefer. I have found using a 1/3 cup measuring cup works well for a mold. You can also make them small for appetizers.
  5. Place formed patties on a baking sheet and transfer them to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to set.
  6. In a large skillet over medium high heat, and add the oil. When the oil is hot, carefully sauté the patties until they are golden brown, approximately 4 to 5 minutes a side. Serve with cucumber sauce.
  7. Cucumber Sauce
  8. /2 cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
  9. tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  10. /4 cup Miracle Whip
  11. tablespoon sour cream or plain yogurt
  12. salt and pepper to taste
  13. Mix all ingredients and allow to set for 30 minutes.

Keywords: cod, butter, celery, onion, panko crumbs, saute, fish, main dish