Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe comes from Gourmet Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Tear bread into pieces and pulse to fine crumbs in the food processor.
  2. Transfer a scant cup of crumbs to a bowl for fish cakes and reserve remaining 1 1/2 cups in a bowl for coating.
  3. Pulse celery and scallions in processor until coarsely chopped, then add parsley and pulse until finely chopped.
  4. Combine celery mixture with scant cup crumbs in bowl (for fish cakes).
  5. Pulse fish in processor until finely chopped (be careful not to process to paste).
  6. Add fish to celery crumb mixture along with egg, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper, stirring until combined well.
  7. Season bread crumbs in shallow bowl with remaining 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.
  8. Gently shape fish mixture into 4 (4") patties (mixture will be soft) and coat well with seasoned bread crumbs.
  9. Chill, uncovered, on a wax-paper-lined large plate 10 minutes.
  10. Heat 1 1/2 TBS oil in a 12" nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then fry 2 fish cakes, turing over once, until golden brown and cooked through, 8-10 minutes total.
  11. Repeat with reamining 1 1/2 TBS oil and 2 fish cakes wiping out skillet with a paper towel between batches.
  12. Serve with Bev's Tartar Sauce Recipe #56860.
  13. Serves 4.


Most Helpful

If I could give this recipe 10 stars, I would. I'm going to try other fish with this recipe; a true winner and I'm glad I found it. Thanks for sharing, for sure!

mizmar90 May 15, 2011

Wow, what a nice surprise! Easy to make, very tasty, even good cold. Thanks for sharing!

Sunniland June 06, 2009

I fixef these for dinner with a tartar sauce and enjoyed it! My DH said he was surprized that he liked them. Thanks Bev!

Sharon123 May 19, 2006

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