Easy home made fish cakes

Appologies again for my rubbish little camera…. it wasnt the best spec 10 years ago when i bought it… at the moment it prefers BRIGHT natural light to electric… which, being in yorkshire in winter, theres little of. 😦

The pic shows MrCs low cal home made chips, sweetcorn (which i know you wouldnt have had during the war, but we were given a tin, kids LOVE sweetcorn aswell) and of course a glorious home made fish cake. I must admit MrC made these quite big, so we were all STUFFED by the time we’d emptied the plates.

Fishcake Ingredients:

Cod, we used Aldi’s frozen skinless and boneless atlantic cod fillets, defrosted, about 1lb worth…. you can use pretty much any fish for this e.g. basa, haddock etc

1lb cooked, mashed potato

1 oz/ 2 table spoons butter

45ml/ 3tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 egg separated

1 egg beaten

fine breadcrumbs about 2 oz/ 1 cup/ 50g

pinch of pepper

vegetable oil, for shallow frying


Place potatoes in a bowl and beat in the fish, butter, parsley and egg yolk. Season to taste with pepper.

Divide the fish mixture into about 8 equal portions, then, with floured hands, form each into a flat cake… obviously if you want your cakes bigger or smaller just add more or divide up into smaller cakes (more of)

Beat the remaining egg white with the whole egg. Dip each fish cake in the beaten egg, then in the breadcrumbs.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the fish cakes for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot.


3 responses to “Easy home made fish cakes

  1. Yet another brilliant one – many thanks! I will do this next week. I have Cooking for Victory and am waiting on We’ll Eat Again, so it’s great to know that somebody else has done these recipes and that they worked out. 🙂

  2. But a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design. “Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.” by Christina Georgina Rossetti.

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