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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.


Sunday 1st of August 2021

Is it possible to make these without eggs? little one has egg allergy.

Elizabeth Lampman

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I've definitely made these without the eggs, and they are fine. I find they hold together nicer with the egg but eggless works too. If you find the mixture too dry add a little milk.

kathy downey

Tuesday 9th of June 2015

I omit the sweet peas and make them for myself


Sunday 15th of March 2015

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


Friday 28th of November 2014

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.

kathy downey

Wednesday 22nd of October 2014

I tried these for lunch today and they were a hit,thanks