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Homemade Air Fryer Fishcakes
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Homemade Air Fryer Fishcakes

Let’s make homemade air fryer fishcakes just like Grandad’s patties. Loaded with mixed flaky fish, mashed potatoes, and then breaded before air frying, these are the best fishcakes you will ever cook.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 874kcal


Cook The Fish

  • 1 Pink Salmon Fillet
  • 1 Cod Fillet
  • 1 Pollock Fillet
  • 2 Tsp Dill
  • Salt & Pepper

Cook The Potatoes

Make The Production Line

Make The Fishcakes

Kitchen Gadgets


  • Place your mixed fish fillets in a bowl and let them sit for an hour to get rid of any excess liquid. If they are frozen, you can defrost them in the bowl first.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Then remove the fish (minus the excess water) and place on a chopping board. Season well with salt, pepper, and dill.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Load the fish into the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes at 180c/360f then place in bowl and use a fork to flake the fish.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • In another bowl add baby potatoes, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix with your hands for an even coat. Air fry for 17 minutes at 180c/360f and then mash with a little butter. Add the mash to the cooked fish, along with a sliced red onion, and then add the fishcake seasoning list.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Use a fork or a masher to mash well and then add a little butter if you think it needs it.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Then once cool enough to touch make into fish patties.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Though whilst you are waiting for them to cool set up your production line. Beaten egg in one bowl with lemon juice, flour and the 1tbsp of parsley in another bowl and the breadcrumbs and the rest of the seasoning in a third. Make sure all bowls are well mixed and that they are in the order of flour, egg, breadcrumbs.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Once you have made your patties load into the flour, into the egg and the breadcrumbs getting a good coating from each.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?
  • Load into the air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes at 180c/360f or until fully heated through and you have a crispy breadcrumb texture.
    How To Air Fry Fishcakes?


Make Ahead. You can also make ahead your breaded fishcakes and then bake it in the air fryer once you are ready.
Seasoning. The seasonings on the mixed fish can be replaced with the same quantity of Italian herbs or mixed herbs.
Breading. The quantities, for the breading is 480ml for each of the flour and the breadcrumbs, or in imperial that is 2 cups of each. With eggs you don’t need that much, but you can also beat in another egg if running low.
Skip. You can skip the cooking of the fish and the mash if you are using leftovers from say a fish pie. Or maybe you just want something simple to use up leftover mash.
Thanks for reading our fish patties in air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious fish recipes with breading in the air fryer, then do check out our air fryer filet o fish recipe next.


Calories: 874kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 216mg | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 1763mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 9mg
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