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Salmon Potato Fish Cakes

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Salmon provides us with an excellent source of omega-3. So, try using whichever cooking method you prefer to add this great brain food to your child’s diet once a week. If you have not succeeded in any of your previous attempts, perhaps give these salmon potato fish cakes a try. Who doesn’t like finger food, especially if they are BAKED not DEEP-FRIED?


In this recipe, fresh salmon is combined with mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, spring onion and onion to form 3cm cakes. These fish cakes are then flavoured with mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Egg is used as a binding agent while the crunchy panko coating adds extra textural contrast for the cakes.


Making these fish cakes is fairly simple and easy. But, cooking them is tricky and challenging, at least to me. In my first attempt, I pan-fried these fish cakes. They couldn’t hold their shapes well, and fell apart while flipping over. Prolonging the cooking time didn’t help the situation at all. Worst still, the fallen crumbs on the pan were burnt creating an oily smell in my entire kitchen. In the end, my hair and clothes smelled awful too! Agrrrrr!!! At that moment,  I felt so discouraged and almost wanted to give up. But, after a second thought, I didn’t. These fish cakes were actually very delicious and will be a pity if they were not given the little well-deserved highlight in my blog. Thus, I started to search for a rescue plan — a way that will bring more justice to their presentation before exposing them to the Internet”.


Salmon Fish Cakes, Baked Salmon Potato Fish Cakes, Salmon Cakes, Potato Cakes, Toddlers, Recipes, Food For Toddlers


A couple of weeks later, armed with much determination, I made these fish cakes again. This time, with some twists in techniques. I chilled the mixture, shaped them into cakes and firmed them up in the freezer overnight. On the next day when cooking, I turned to the hassle-free baking method, and finished off with grilling. My cooking process went smoothly as planned. Voila! I did it! The result was very satisfactory!! The fish cakes were evenly cooked, nicely browned, crispy outside and creamy inside. Surprisingly, the crunchiness of the cakes still stayed even after an hour!


You can serve these fish cakes with dips (mayonnaise, tartar sauce, tomato ketchup, sweet chilli or any dip you prefer) alongside with some greens. Let me forewarn you. Whether adult or kid, these fish cakes are highly addictive. One can easily lose count of how many he has eaten, and it did happen to us! We just want MORE, MORE than our fair share. lol!


Since these fish cakes can be made ahead and refrigerated, they make an ideal family weekend brunch, a practical yet elegant finger food for party, or even as snack during outing. The idea is simply endless. No matter how, they surely make your bellies smile!


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  1. jenn says:

    Yummy. may I know which oven brand you r using?

  2. Priya says:

    Damn attractive and irresistible salmon cakes..

  3. Alice says:

    Nicely done and look so irresistible! 🙂

  4. Evelyn says:

    Yum! We love salmon and I like it particularly it is baked not fried! Another must try receipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Adrian says:

    you know what would be awesome with these? WASABI MAYONNAISE!

  6. So cute and I love these fish cakes – they have my favorite, salmon and potatoes! Love your pretty clicks!

  7. wokandspoon says:

    Such neat salmon cakes. I hand-shape mine and they come out all different sizes and shapes.

  8. LCOM says:

    Delicious! And what a plus that it is baked and not deep-fried. 🙂

  9. marla says:

    Must try these! They look amazing 🙂

  10. Yum! These look so delicious. I’ve made something similar, but with halibut and pan-fried. I will definitely have to try your oven-baked technique.

  11. Grace says:

    Made these yesterday. Hubby and daughters loved it. Thanks for sharing! ;D

  12. Littleboymum says:

    I wanna make these pretty salmon cakes 🙂
    May I ask what if I want to pan fry instead of baking in oven?
    What are the steps to edit and can I omit the mayonnaise?


    • food-4tots says:

      Littleboymum: You can pan-fry but I don’t recommend it. You can read about my experience in pan-frying from Page One. You can omit mayo but the overall taste and texture will be different than my version. Happy Trying! 🙂

  13. CY says:

    Look so yummy. Want to make for my toddler. Just checking what is grill/broiler function? Is it similar to top and bottom fire?

    • food-4tots says:

      CY: The grill/ broiler function gives intense heat to the surface of your food. So, the heat element is from the top and you can’t select the temperature setting unlike baking. This applies to my oven model, Rowenta. For other models, you may need to refer to your manual. 😉

  14. Tiffany says:

    That is so delicious !!! My kids love them!!!
    If I freeze them for later use. How long can I keep them ?

  15. Lily says:

    I made these and my boy kept asking for more. It was a breeze to serve the remaining on lazy days too!

  16. Lin says:

    Super glad to have stumbled upon your site! Will be trying this recipe very soon as it sounds like something that my toddler would fancy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. Elena says:

    Will these bake well if not frozen first? Thanks!

  18. Carrin says:

    Can I omit the cheddar cheese? or anything that I can replace it with?

  19. Genny says:

    I’m glad I found your website. On step 12, at how many degree should we bake for 8-10 minutes? Preheat at 200 degree but I don’t see anywhere the bake degree. Thank you.

  20. Jennifer says:

    I made this for my 2.5 year old and she loved it! I ended up pan frying it on a nonstick pan and it turned out great and didn’t falling apart.

  21. Indika Wijayasekera says:

    Thanks for the recipe….my little fela enjoyed them alot…so did I 😀 I fried them…Didnt break!!!

  22. Mei says:

    May I know when do you add in the seasoning mixture that you have prepared in step one? Thanks!

  23. Sherrie says:

    I tried baking this today, it is yummy!!! But how come mine surface burnt n d color not even 🙁

    • food-4tots says:

      Sherrie: Thank you for your feedback! You need to adjust the baking temperature and time according to your oven. Turn the tray half way during baking. Also, watch closely during the grilling session. Try not to put the baking tray to close to the heat source. Hope these tips will be helpful to you in your next attempt. 🙂

  24. Jasmine says:

    Hi, I just came across this recipe today and am most excited to try it out! Just a question though, when we mix in the salmon cubes into the potatoes, are they supposed to be cooked by the heat? (I.e. Am I supposed to make sure I stir till the salmon is cooked? Or it doesn’t matter?

    • food-4tots says:

      Jasmine: There is no need to stir till the salmon is cooked. All the ingredients are raw until they are baked in the oven. Happy trying! 🙂

  25. Pinaymominnorway says:

    Hi! Glad to hear positive feedbacks from follow moms out there. Will try this later and serve them tomorrow as one of my son’s bday foods. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  26. Christy says:

    Your fish cakes look delicious. I’m excited to make them, but my son is allergic to eggs. I usually use chia seeds or applesauce as a binding agent for recipes. Any ideas on which egg replacement would work best?

    • food-4tots says:

      Christy: I haven’t tried any egg replacement before. However, I would think that chia seeds is better fit for this recipe. Do share your feedback after trying it out. 🙂

  27. Rose says:

    Hi! I have made this exactly as the recipe states and my hubby and 2 year old loved it!!! Was just wondering if I’d be able to use tinned salmon for this recipe?

    • food-4tots says:

      Rose: I haven’t tried tinned salmon for this recipe but I think no harm giving it a try. The only thing to take note will be the seasoning. Please adjust accordingly. 🙂

  28. Lisa says:

    I was just wondering what the ingredients are by volume instead of weight?

  29. Cheryl says:

    Made these last evening and they were absolutely yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  30. Sherry says:

    I made these babies today! They look amazing, the only thing I didn’t have on hand was the sweet chili. I hope they taste great as they look

  31. Sherry says:

    Update: my 20 month old gobbled them up, my finicky 3 year old ate them as well:)

  32. Sounds fantastic! This reminds me of my mother in laws salmon Dish. I feel I can make this second week.

  33. Jacylyn says:

    Hello!! My picky toddler loves this!! I’m thinking if I “hide” vege in this recipe, do you think it will work if I add a handful of chopped squeezed dried blanched spinach?

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