Halibut Cakes (Croquettes)

Sharing is caring!

Something delicious to make with leftover halibut or cod or any white fish. My Alaskan family and extended family in the lower 48 love these.


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless halibut fillets
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)
  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs


Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add halibut fillets; season with salt and pepper. Cook until flesh flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cool until easily handled, about 5 minutes. Flake into small chunks.

Mix Italian cheese blend, egg, mayonnaise, onion, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, dry mustard, and seafood seasoning together in a large bowl. Gently mix in flaked halibut.

Pour 3/4 cup bread crumbs into a shallow dish. Shape halibut mixture into 6 cakes and dip both sides in bread crumbs to coat.

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add halibut cakes and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cook time: 18 mins
Total time: 43 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 6 halibut cakes



Sharing is caring!

Scroll to Top