Fish Cake – Ojibwe Recipe

by Hoohla
Fish Cake

This is a very simple and famous fish cake Ojibwe recipe. For this recipe use cooked and boned fish. In the authentic Ojibwe recipe use fish from Minnesota streams or Lake Superior.

Long a staple of the Ojibway diet, pieces or chunks of fish is also traditionally boiled or poached in seasoned water.

You can take any fish for this recipe. I love trout or pike perch fish cake.
Please make sure you get all the bones from the fish.

If you want more dietary fish cakes – you can not fry them, but bake them in the oven. However, they roasted them. It was both an everyday and festive dish. Usually, this dish was prepared in the winter.

Variation: Fry cakes in bacon fat for added flavor.


Fish Cake – Ojibwe Recipe

Fish Cake

Traditional Native American Fish Cake Recipe. Very easy to prepare. Give it a try! It will become your favorite recipe!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cakes 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 pound trout (cooked )
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten )
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cracker meal
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp onion (finely minced)


  1. Flake fish, making sure all bones are removed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine fish, eggs, cracker meal, onion, salt, and pepper. Mix lightly.
  3. Shape into 6 or 8 flat cakes. Heat oil in a heavy frying pan over moderate heat.
  4. Fry cakes until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

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