Saltfish Cakes Recipe

Saltfish cakes are popular in the Caribbean. You will find a variation of the name and recipe on many of the islands in the Caribbean. Try our simple Saltfish cakes recipe.


  • 2 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons shallots
  • ½ lb salted cod fish, cooked and flaked
  • 1 large fresh hot pepper


  1. Finely chop onion, shallots and hot pepper.
  2. Sauté oil and onions until wilted.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in bowl.
  4. In smaller bowl, mix egg, butter and milk.
  5. Make indention in dry ingredients; pour egg mixture into and mix lightly.
  6. Add chopped vegetables, fish, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  7. Drop by spoon full into hot oil, 2-3 at a time. Brown and serve.

Saltfish Cakes Recipe