Thursday, November 10, 2022

Codfish Cakes and the Weekly Menu

These Codfish Cakes are amazing!!!  If you like Crab Cakes and Salmon Patties you are going to think that they pale in comparison.  I know I did.

Cod Cakes

We are traveling to the Bahamas today as we Eat the World......
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Evelyne of CulturEatz invites us to join her each month as we travel to a new country and learn of their culture through their foods.  Today we are heading to the Bahamas.......

Ingredients for Codfish Cakes

Codfish cakes are very popular in the Bahamas and there are tons of different recipes that you can find doing a Google search.  I read through them and then made my own version.  My biggest adaptation was substituting mashed sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes.  It was a genius choice.  It took these codfish cakes up and beyond the expected.

Codfish Cake Prep

Here is a little tip.  When making fish or seafood cakes line a muffin pan with plastic wrap, fill each indentation with your ingredients and cover with another sheet of plastic.  Place in the refrigerator until ready to prepare.

Codfish Cakes

Lift the plastic wrap out and turn out the fish or seafood "muffin", dredge this in your flour or breadcrumbs and place it in the hot oil in your pan.  Then use a spatula to flatten them into cakes.  No more having your cakes fall apart on the way to the pan.  

Codfish Cakes

Cook them in batches so that they can fry up nice and crisp.  Place them onto a paper towel lined plate and keep warm while cooking the rest.  

Cod Cake pin

I served mine up with a side of baby greens that I had sauteed with garlic.  I drizzled a salsa verde over the top.  I served Frank's sans the salsa as he is heat intolerant and added some cheese pasta to his plate as I wasn't sure how he was going to enjoy the codcakes.  I needn't have worried.  He enjoyed the codcakes very much.

A dear friend is having surgery tomorrow. Please keep her in your prayers.  I hope to be allowed into the hospital to join her son as we wait for, what I'm sure, will be good news.  Frank and I will be going out to dinner.

On Saturday we have Frank's brother and his wife coming over for dinner.  It has been a long time since we have had a chance to sit and visit, just the 4 of us.  I'm looking forward to it.  Tuesday night we have choir as we get ready for the Christmas season.  Thursday night we are taking the Angel Face to see the Sound of Music.  

Then we start heading towards the Thanksgiving Holidays....Holy Cow!!!

But one thing at a time.  Here is our Eating Plan for this week, followed by the Codcake recipe.  What is on your menu?

Saturday-Dan and Rebecca for Dinner
Cheese and Wine
Tuscan Tortellini Soup 
Tossed Salad
Bistecca ala Florentine
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Spinach Souffle
Dessert by Rebecca

Steak Fajitas (using leftover steak from Saturday)

Meatless Monday
Noodle Ring

Out for dinner after choir

Oven Baked BBQ Pork Chops
Steamed Rice

Thursday-Sound of Music
Out to Dinner before show 

Fish Friday
Feast of the Seven Fishes Stew

Entrees, Fish, Seafood, Cod
Entrees, Fish
Yield: 3 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Codfish Cakes

Codfish Cakes

These Codfish Cakes are amazing!!! If you like Crab Cakes and Salmon Patties you are going to think that they pale in comparison. I know I did.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 2 cod fillets, cooked and flaked
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. seasoning salt (I used old bay)
  • pepper to taste
  • pinch of thyme leaves
  • handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1 small onion, minced (I used a shallot)
  • Olive oil
  • flour
  • Avocado Salsa for serving, if desired


  1. Combine the cod, potato, egg, seasoning salt, pepper, thyme, onion and parsley in a bowl.
  2. Form into patties and coat lightly with flour.
  3. Heat a couple of swirls of oil in the bottom of a large skillet.
  4. Add the patties, in batches if needed, and cook on both sides until golden brown and heated through.
  5. Top with Avocado Salsa, if desired

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  1. I can just imagine how good they were! Awesome tip and great idea substituting sweet potatoes with regular potatoes. Yum!

  2. Well, I like crab cakes and salmon patties, so I know I'll love these, too! Thanks also for that great little tip for shaping the patties!

  3. Those look amazing! Good tip on shaping the cakes. I can't wait to try that.

  4. Love these cakes and the tips in the recipe!


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