Fish Cakes on a plate ready to eat.

Fish Cakes Recipe Air Fryer Method

Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: fish cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill time before cooking: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
The classic fish and potato patties are cooked to a crispy, golden brown. This Fish Cake Recipe is perfect for fish Friday's.
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  • 10 ounces mashed potatoes
  • 10 ounces imitation crab meat (or fish of your choice)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs (for coating)
  • cooking spray


To Make the Fish Cakes:

  • Take about 2 large potatoes. Peel, cut and boil until tender. Once cooked, drain and mash (enough to make 10 ounces). Set aside.
  • In a food processor combine the fish, salt, pepper, and egg. Pulse 3-4 times until smooth. 
  • Place the fish mixture, mashed potatoes and green onion in a large bowl. Combine with a rubber spatula.
  • Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish (with a rim).
  • Divide the fish mixture into 6 portions.
  • Form each portion into a patty. (Roll into a ball, and lightly press to form a thick patty).
  • Coat each patty on all sides with the breadcrumbs.
  • Place the patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill.

To Cook the Fish Cakes:

  • Turn your air fryer on to 425º F.
  • Remove the fish cakes from the fridge.
  • Place them in the cooking basket of your air fryer. Depending on your model, you may have to cook these in 2 batches if they don't all fit in the basket.
  • Spray them lightly with cooking spray on both sides.
  • Place in the air fryer and cook for 10-15 minutes (or until golden brown). I turned the patties over around the 1/2 way mark.
  • Remove from air fryer when done.
  • Place on a serving dish.
  • ENJOY!



Serve with tartar sauce, or even a sour cream and dill dip.  These can be eaten as a main course, but would also work well as an appetizer.
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Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 38.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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