Cheddar and Cod Fish Cakes

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Golden, crispy and delicious, you’ll want to make these melt-in-your mouth fish cakes with Canadian Cheddar. Easy to make, they are prepared with cod or any other white fish. Serve them as a main dish or make smaller ones to serve as appetizers.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
cheddar and cod fish cakes
Golden, crispy and delicious, you’ll want to make these melt-in-your mouth fish cakes with Cheddar as described in the video. Easy to make, they are prepared with cod or any other white fish. Serve them as a main dish or make smaller ones to serve as appetizers.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
  • 1 lb (450 g) cod fillets
  • 2 cups (500 mL) yellow-fleshed potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 5 oz (150 g) Canadian Mild Cheddar shredded
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups (1 L) crispy rice cereal crushed to yield 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) crushed cereal
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) canola oil

Preparation

Melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook cod for 4–5 minutes on each side. Let cool, then flake the cod and set aside.

In a saucepan, cook potatoes in salted boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes and mash until smooth.Transfer potatoes to a bowl and add Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, egg and Cheddar. Stir until well blended. Add green onions, parsley and cod. Season with salt and pepper.

Crush cereal and place in a dish.

Shape approx. 1/3 cup (80 mL) of cod mixture into a ball, then roll in the crushed cereal. Place on a plate and flatten slightly.

Heat oil and remaining butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook fish cakes for 4–5 minutes on each side. Serve hot.

Tips

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Colby, Monterey Jack.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 372 Calories
Protein: 23 g
Carbohydrate: 25 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 1.5 g
Sodium: 383 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 19 % / 212 mg
Vitamin B12: 119 %
Selenium: 71 %
Folate: 66 %
Vitamin E: 62 %