Captain Sig’s Fish Cakes

Sig Hansen cooking up a storm on 'After the Catch', episode 3, season 3.  (image Discovery)

Sig Hansen cooking up a storm on 'After the Catch', episode 3, season 3. (image Discovery)

Over the years some of the featured skippers have shared a few recipes with us, such as Ragnhild from the Farwest Leader, the Hillstrands, Phil Harris on the Paula Deen show, and even Sig & Edgar Hansen in a TV Guide issue.  Well now we have more recipes to try out as one of the show’s fishermen is cooking up seafood during each episode of ‘After the Catch’.  While I can’t say I’ll be trying out Edgar’s Fish Head Soup anytime soon, Sig Hansen’s Fish Cakes look pretty interesting!   


2 pounds fresh cod fillets
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons potato starch
1/2 medium onion
2 cups half and half


Drain excess moisture from cod by leaving it in fridge on paper towels.

Use a food processor to chop the onion. Add the cod and blend, adding the half and half, then potato starch and egg. Add seasoning and blend into a thick paste.

Heat an inch and a half of oil in a deep skillet. Using a large spoon, drop meatball-size globs into the oil. Roll over as they brown. They will puff and try to float as they cook. Drain and serve or cool and reheat in a microwave. Serve as a snack or with boiled potatoes and carrots with brown gravy. Serves 8-10.

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2 Responses to Captain Sig’s Fish Cakes

  1. Whoever posted Sig’s recipe forgot to delete the first line of directions from Larry’s King crab in browned butter. Check out Larry’s recipe and you’ll see what I mean. It’s also the same in Edgar’s fish head soup. Someone just goofed.

  2. opilia says:

    Aha! …Mystery solved! I’ve removed the crab from the instructions and now it all makes sense like it should. Thanks for the info!

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