Cod and Potato Croquettes

Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 02-Jul-2016

These are a wonderful appetizer, lunch or dinner to share with friends. Make them ahead and cook them when you are ready to serve. Serve over a nice bed of arugula or baby spinach for added texture and colour.


  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 12 oz/360 g)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cod loins or fillets (about 8 oz/227 g)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • Pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) panko breadcrumbs, toasted


  • In a small pot, cover potatoes with water and boil for about 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain well and mash with potato masher; set aside. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat in nonstick skillet. Cook shallots, garlic and thyme for about 2 minutes or until softened. Add cod and wine; cover and cook for 2 minutes. Uncover and cook; breaking up cod for about 3 minutes or until cooked through and flaked. Stir in parsley and hot pepper flakes. Scrape into a bowl and add mashed potatoes; combine evenly using your hands. Shape into 6 patties or ovals. Dredge patties in flour, then egg letting excess drip off. Coat in breadcrumbs and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in 425° F (220° C) oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through. TIP: To toast breadcrumbs place in a dry nonstick skillet over medium low heat and cook, stirring until evenly light golden brown.

Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Makes: 6 servings

Source: (recipe provided by Emily Richards, PH Ec.).

Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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