How to Make Salt Fish Cakes

Salt fish cakes or fish cakes are very popular and can be made in several ways.It is very good with a sauce and rice, with bread, as a sandwich, or as a finger food.


  • 1 lb boneless salt fish
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium hot pepper(grind)
  • 3 bulbs scallion(chopped)
  • Flour for dusting
  • Oil for frying


Steam the salt fish for 5 minutes. Strain, wash and mash with cold water. Strain and squeeze the excess water away. Wash again if more salt needs to be removed. Do not wash away all the salt, just leave the salt according to taste.

Peel, wash, and cut the potatoes into 4 pieces each. Boil them until tender. Allow the potatoes to cool. Mash them until smooth, then add to the salt fish.

Add the egg, pepper, scallion and mix thoroughly. Make this mix into small bite size cakes or balls(20-24).

Heat oil in pan. Dust 5 or 6 of the cakes/balls with flour and fry them until their golden brown all over. Repeat until the mixture is done.

Allow this to cool. Serve it with bread or as a finger food.

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