Old Fashioned Fish Cakes With Sour Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are the best flavoured fish cakes ever! You can use leftover cooked fish in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the shallots in butter with garlic and lemon rind for a few minutes.
  2. Mix the fish, breadcrumbs, herbs and shallot mixture together.
  3. Add the eggs, salt and pepper.
  4. Shape the patties.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and shallow-fry the fishcakes on a medium heat until they are golden brown on both sides.
  6. Serve warm with a sour cream sauce.
  7. To make the sour cream sauce: Mix together ingredients and refrigerate before serving.


Most Helpful

Fun project. The sauce was wonderful, lots of tang. We used a very mild fish, so the breadcrumb taste was what shined through for the fish cakes. I bet if you used wild salmon, it would give the fish cakes a great flavor.

Maito December 14, 2014

These were delicious. I didn't think that left-over fish could taste so good. The herbs did the trick. I substituted whole wheat bread crumbs, for added nutrition and since I didn't have any capers, I used anchovy paste.

Chasrush June 11, 2010

so nice to see a real fish cake recipe! very gourmet and delicious! thanks!

wjk4 November 10, 2008

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