Fish cakes are an all-time favorite cold-weather comfort foods. They are crispy on the outside, tender in the middle, and bursting with flavor and fishy goodness.
The first fish cakes ever fried were most likely made with dried salt cod. Salt cod once formed a vital commodity for international commerce between the New World and the Old, forming one leg of the so-called triangular trade. Thus, it spread around the Atlantic and became a traditional ingredient not only in European cooking, but also in American, Mediterranean, and Caribbean cuisines.