A simple recipe for fish cakes calls for 1 pound of boneless fish fillet, 5 large potatoes, 3 tablespoons of chopped onions and 2 eggs. Salt and pepper can also be added to taste.
To make the fish cakes, place peeled and cut potatoes in a pot with the fish fillet, and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a boil, and cook until the potatoes are done. Drain the water, and mash the potatoes and fish together. Combine the onion, eggs and water in a bowl, add them to the potatoes and fish, and mix well. Form the mixture into hamburger sized patties, season with salt and pepper, and fry in a well-greased skillet until both sides of each patty are golden brown.
Another fish cake recipe calls for 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 1/4 cup each of diced onion and Parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup of bread crumbs, and 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. You also need 18 ounces of tuna and a pinch of pepper.
To prepare, beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl, add the Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs, and stir until a paste is formed. Fold in the tuna and onions until it is well mixed, season with pepper, and form into patties that are 1-inch thick. Fry the patties in a well-heated skillet with vegetable oil until both sides are golden brown. This recipe makes eight tuna patties.