Living along the coast of Massachusetts, we are fortunate that we have access to affordable fresh fish, so we eat seafood often. In particular, we eat a lot of cod – it’s a versatile fish with a mild flavor and firm but flaky white flesh – and it’s perfect for recipes like our Cod Fish Cakes!
If fresh cod isn’t available in your area, this recipe can also be made using salted cod. In fact, the traditional New England recipe that has been around for generations calls for salted cod, so in the recipe below, we’ve provided instructions for making these delicious cod fish cakes with either fresh or salted cod.
If you make these cod fish cakes with salted cod, just be sure to take the proper steps to rehydrate the fish and even more importantly, removing the salt! Otherwise, your cod fish cakes will taste much too salty.