Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

I found this recipe on It makes a very tasty little treat. Canned mackerel can be salty.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup canned mackerel, drained
  • 1 cup dry whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 12 teaspoon brewer's yeast (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, mash the mackerel into very small pieces.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Drop by 1/4 teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 f for 8 minutes.
  7. Cool.
  8. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.
Most Helpful

My cat loved these, in spite of the fact that I apparently goofed up somewhat. I couldn't find canned mackerel *anywhere*, so I ended up having to use canned trout. The mixture ended up being *very* dry and crumbly, to the point that I had to mush it together into balls just to get it to stick together. I assume that the problem is a result of the difference in the fish. If I can find mackerel, I'd like to try this again and see how/if the texture improves. Either way, I will make this again. :)

Lynne the Pirate Queen December 21, 2008

I am giving this 5 stars even though I personally did not taste them LOL But they did wake one of my cats from his 6 hour morning catnap and earned me ALOT of grateful purrs. I roll the "dough" into a ball and just tore off bits and dropped onto a cookie sheet.Thanks for posting Dreamer Made for Zaar tag Nov 2008 Opps forgot to add I rinsed the mackerel under cold water to get rid of some of the salt.

wicked cook 46 November 28, 2008