Friday, February 15, 2013

No Fry Fish Cakes for Babies and Toddlers

by Elizabeth

in Recipe

Fish Cakes for Babies and Toddlers

Fish Cakes are a really great food for kids.  They are full of great stuff and make it easy to hide the stuff they may not like so much.  I love this recipe because the cakes are baked rather than fried. 

Since this recipe does involve eggs, please use your own discretion before giving to a baby under 12 mos.  

My daughter loves the crispy outside with the soft, moist interior.  After I make up some for her I usually add 1/2 tsp of salt and make up some cakes for her Daddy and I.


4 Sole Fillets (or other white fish)
1/2 cup Sweet Peas (or other veg)
2 Large Potatoes, Peeled & Chopped
3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Flour
3/4 Cup Breadcrumbs (Italian or Panko work best)
Roughly 2-3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


1)  Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2) Boil fillets, peas, and potatoes together in a large pot for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  I have found it works best if you put the potatoes on the bottom and then the peas and fillets on top of them.

3) Put cooked ingredients into a food processor along with 1 tbsp of breadcrumbs and 2 eggs then process until smooth.

4)  Cool mixture, covered, in refrigerator – its easier to form into cakes when the mixture is more stiff and cool.

5)  Create an assembly line to make the cakes by filling a bowl with flour, another with a beaten egg and the last bowl with breadcrumbs.

6)  Use a spoon to spoon out a small amount of the mixture and form into a ball.  

7)  Roll ball of mixture in flour, then in the egg and finally in the breadcrumbs.

8)  Place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper or lightly greased and pat down into a cake shape.  Repeat steps 6-8 until mixture is done.

9)  Drop a small amount of oil on each cake then place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Guppy February 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Sounds like a good receipe for all ages – get some more veg into those that dont like them.


Stephanie LaPlante February 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Looks very yummy. My disease causes my jaw to weaken when chewing. Baby and toddler recipes are great for my weak days. Thank-you!


✿⁀✶‿ February 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I love this recipe. Cannot wait to try it.


Victoria Ess February 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm

These look so good for anybody, not just babies and toddlers!


Christine February 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I love fish cakes of any kind but have never thought about making them for my kids. My son loves fish, but my daughter does not, so maybe this presentation will please them both. Here’s to hoping!


Lee Pearson February 21, 2013 at 10:38 am

I haven’t had fish cakes in a long time and this sounds so good. I think I will be making this for dinner one night next week. Thanks for the recipe!


Janet W. February 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

My 3 year old grandson would love this! Another great meal idea for him!


Lucie Harvey March 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

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Lucie Harvey March 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

These look good. And with a little bit spice it could be a great idea for all these new kind of fish who taste everything except fish.


Ashley Nolan March 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I’ll be making this recipe for the family tonight!


Natalie Parvis-Nichols March 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm

What?!! My son is going to love this! I am always looking for new recipes that are food allergy friendly for him and this one should work!


K. Finn July 28, 2013 at 7:33 am

These look delicious, and it would be so easy to add spices to taste.


Heidi C. August 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm

This sounds like it would be delish and I have been working on ways to get more fish into my kids’ diets. A must-try!


Jo-Anne Pfoh August 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm

this is just perfect for my crew thanks so much for posting


Juana R. September 1, 2013 at 4:59 am

my son would love these.


amy lovell October 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

yummy ! These look super good


Anne Taylor October 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I think this would be great for everyone! Sounds good to me! I think I’ll make these up for my dad; he’s not really into cooking and since my mom passed away, he’s been forced to undertake it!


Darlene Schuller November 27, 2013 at 8:56 am

I knew this was where I seen this recipe! My mom and I were chatting last night about her fish cakes, I told her I had seen a recipe for babies & toddlers for no fry fish cakes!! Thank you!! My granddaughter hasn’t arrived yet and my mom is already wanting to whip her up some newfie goods!


Elizabeth November 27, 2013 at 9:32 am

lol She has plenty of time still, that is too funny! :)


Darlene Schuller November 27, 2013 at 10:03 am

Ugh I know.. she’s both a little too excited and relieved. If baby was boy, we were facing some serious issues… but she’s gonna love this recipe lol!!! My mom is old fashioned, she will be bad and sneak some to the baby .. I’m almost sure of that!


Susan T. December 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Great recipe! I love fish in any form so I’ll try this for sure!


Bill Elliott December 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

These look very tasty and easy to make. Thanks for the recipe


loriag December 22, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I would give this recipe a try, and no frying is always good.


loucheryl April 13, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I hope my baby boy likes this. I think he will! It’s sounds good.


Elva Roberts July 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

These Fish Cakes look so good. I love the fact that they can be cooked in the oven. Thank you for this recipe.


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