The frugal reason for cod cakes is to stretch the fish a little farther. 5 small pieces of fish, turns into 12 'cakes'!
Measurements will vary based on your quantity and the size you need for your family, but here's a rough idea of how you can make them- quick and easy!
Cook fish in a lidded pot in about 1/2 cup of water. Stir to flake the fish. Allow to cool.
Approx. 2 1/2 cups cod (with the liquid you cooked it in)
1 T lemon juice (real or bottled)
Beat in 2 eggs.
approx. 1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal
approx. 3/4 to 1 cup self-rising flour
Pat together to form cakes. Salt and pepper. Fry in a little oil (or bacon grease) until golden.
To stretch further add more eggs and buttermilk or milk, along with extra flour and cornmeal.