Gluten Free Fish Cakes Recipe

by Becky | Posted in Dinner

These gluten free fish cakes need a bit of preparation but are totally worth it. I find that chilling the mixture makes it easier to work with.

They can be served as a starter or be the main course for a dinner party. I serve them with a sweet chilli sauce and a crunchy salad at any time of the year.

Depending on how big you make your gluten free fish cakes this recipe can make 8-10 fish cakes.

gluten free fish cakes

Gluten free fish cakes recipe

Are you ready to try my gluten free fish cakes recipe? Then let’s get started:

Ingredients – What do you need?

  • 320g (11 ounces) fresh fish, I used smoked cod
  • 1 medium onion or three spring onions finely chopped
  • 450g (16 ounces) potatoes
  • 75g (3 ounces) frozen sweetcorn, defrosted
  • 60g (2 ounces) plain gluten free flour
  • 1 handful cheddar cheese, grated
  • 100ml (3 fl oz) milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Italian herbs
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions – What do you do?

  1. Cook the potatoes, mash them and allow them to cool
  2. Cook the fish and onion in the milk per its instructions, drain the milk, leave to cool
  3. In a bowl gently mix, potato, onion, fish, beaten egg, sweetcorn, flour, herbs, salt & pepper, cheese
  4. Make the mixture into desired sized fishcakes and put into the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour
  5. I push the mixture into a 2-inch pastry cutter as a mold ( the sort used to cut out mince pies) onto grease-proof paper
  6. After chilling heat oil up to fry either in a frying pan or a deep fat fryer. Fry until golden brown and sizzling. Mine takes about 6-8 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with sweet chilli sauce and salad.

Gluten free fish cakes tips

Here are some tips to help you make the most out of this recipe:

Fresh Herbs and Spices

Use fresh herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of the fish cakes. This adds depth without introducing gluten. Common gluten-free options include parsley, dill, chives, garlic, and paprika.

Gluten-Free Dipping Sauces

Prepare gluten-free dipping sauces to accompany the fish cakes. A simple lemon-dill yogurt sauce or a homemade gluten-free tartar sauce can complement the flavours nicely.

Check the Fish

Ensure the fish you’re using is fresh and hasn’t been processed with any gluten-containing additives. If using canned fish, check the label to confirm it’s gluten-free.

Avoid Cross-Contamination

If you’re preparing the fish cakes in a kitchen that is not entirely gluten-free, take precautions to avoid cross-contamination. Use separate utensils, cutting boards, and cooking surfaces to prevent gluten from coming into contact with the ingredients.

Baking vs. Frying

Consider baking the fish cakes instead of frying them. Baking reduces the risk of cross-contamination and produces a healthier dish. If you prefer frying, make sure the oil used is gluten-free and free from any cross-contamination.

Related gluten free recipes

If you are looking for the perfect drink to pair with this fish based recipe, then you should definitely try it with some champagne. Check out my article: Is champagne gluten free?. If you have some potatos left over, then why not try my gluten free leek and potato soup recipe?