Norway,  Seafood

Fiskekaker – Fish patties

Norway has 103 000 kilometer (or 64001 miles) of coast line, leaving us with the 2nd longest coast line after Canada! So, as you might imagine, Norwegian cuisine is filled with ingredients from the sea. 

Fiskekaker, or fish patties, are a staple of many Norwegian families dinner rotation. It also has such a mild fish flavor that it’s a huge hit with kids! 

I plan on including many recipes here that include fish patties, so wanted to get this base recipe out for you guys to start with! 

Yield: 4 servings

Fiskekaker - Fish patties

Fiskekaker - Fish patties

Delicious fish patties, a great base for many amazing fish dinners!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 500 grams / 1 lbs haddoc filet, not frozen. (Or other white fish such as cod or pollock).
  • 2 teaspoons salt.
  • 3 dl / 10 oz milk.
  • 1 tablespoon potato flour.
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg.


  1. Make sure all the ingredients you are using are cold. Do not use fish filets that have been frozen (This is important, frozen fish will not hold their shape as well).
  2. Cut the fish in pieces and put it in the food processor with salt.
  3. Let the food processor work until the fish is a firm and sticky mass.
  4. Add milk little by little and stir well between each time. You might not need all the milk, so stop when the mixture is smooth and holds well together.
  5. Add the potato flour and nutmeg.
    If you'd like, you could also add finely cut herbs or vegetables like onions, garlic, leek, or bell peppers.
  6. Form the mixture into patties (Think hamburger size), press them slightly flat, and fry them in a frying pan until they're nice and golden.


Corn starch is a good substitute for potato flour if you cannot get potato flour!

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If you try the recipe I would love to hear what you think! 


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