Those baked fish cakes are a great way to incorporate more fish in your kids diet. Based on World Health Organization, your family should consume 1-2 servings of fish every week if your diet restrictions allow it. Fish is a great source of protein, packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Also fish is rich in minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. Those baked fish cakes are great for the whole family and suitable for your little ones since the beginning of their weaning journey at sic months. So easy to make and delicious!

What you will need

  • Fish. I used rockfish fillet, which I boiled for a couple of minutes. This recipe is very versatile though as you can use any white fish that you want, just make sure that it is deboned. Great options are cod, snapper and mahi-mahi. Also, you can use canned fish like tuna, just make sure that you will drain the fish before you use it.
  • Vegetables. I used a combination or sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots and green onions. I have discussed before my preference to sweet potatoes and their healthy benefits. They add such a flavor and its a great binding factor. If you don’t have both carrots and patatos you can use just one of the two.
  • Egg. I like to use organic pasture-raised eggs because I think that the animals getting treated better on their pastures. Also, they taste better and are more nutrient dense than conventional eggs.
  • Herbs. I used a combination of mint and dill. And I also zested one lemon as I feel those three are the trifecta of flavors.
  • Oats. This is the binding factor for this recipe. If you don’t have oats you can use almond flour or regular all purpose flour. However, I haven’t measure to tell you the exact measurements. If you are interested on this, let me know on the comments below and I can update the recipe.

How I served it

Those baked fish cakes are great as a main dish or even a snack. Both Panos and Elpida loved them. So, on their eco-friendly bamboo plates I served:

  • A serving of delicious baked fish cakes
  • Cucumber flowers, cut with our cute vegetable cutters*. Panos loves to pick the shape that we will cut the vegetables with and he helps with cutting them.
  • Tomatoes and strawberries

Quick tip: Let your children pick how they want their vegetables to be cut. This is a fun way to include them on the meal prepping process.


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If you like fish, then you should definitely try my delicious fish soup. And if you want to introduce seafood on your little ones diet then my aromatic prawn and quinoa balls is the recipe that you are looking for.

Fish cakes for the whole family

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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Those delicious fish cakes is a perfect finger food, suitable for all ages and perfect for a quick family dinner


  • 8 oz (226.8 grams) boiled or canned fish

  • 8 oz (226.8 grams) sweet potatoes, boiled

  • 4 oz (113.4 grams) carrots or potatoes or a combination of two, boiled

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp mint

  • 1 tsp dill

  • 2/3 cup oats

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a mixing bowl, shred the fish with your fingers. If you are using canned fish, make sure that you drain first
  • Add the boiled sweet potatoes, potatoes and carrots and mash with a fork
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well incorporated
  • Form small cakes and place them in a sheet tray lined with parchment paper
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown
  • Let cool down a bit before you serve

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  1. Ασημένια Δαμανάκη

    Lovely and very useful recipe

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