No Fry Fish Cakes for Babies and Toddlers

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.


  1. says

    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!

  2. Heidi C. says

    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!

  3. Anne Taylor says

    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!

  4. Darlene Schuller says

    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!

  5. Darlene Schuller says

    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!

  6. Elva Roberts says

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

  7. DARLENE W says


  8. M.Clark says

    These fish cakes look delicious, and it’s great that they don’t need to be fried. I can’t wait to give this a try, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. E says

    This recipe looks lovely — great alternative to frying! And I like the addition of peas! Get some veggies in…

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