Simple Fish Cakes

Simple Fish Cakes

14 reviews, 4.1 star(s). 79% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Once the preserve of dodgy chippies, fish cakes are now smart dinner party fodder.


1 small Onion; finely chopped
500 grams fish fillets; skinned
350 mililiters white wine; or fish stock
500 grams potatoes; mashed
1 tbsp parsley; (up to 2 tbsp) tarragon or dill or a mix, chopped
1 qty flour; for dusting
1 large egg; beaten
1 qty fresh or dried breadcrumb; to coat
1 qty Oil for frying

Original recipe makes 4



Put the onion in a large frying pan, sit the fish on top and pour the wine or stock over. Bring to a gentle simmer, cover and cook the fish for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and cool. Strain out the onion and mix into the mashed potato with the herbs.

Flake in the fish in decent-sized chunks and season. Gently mix everything and, using floured hands, shape into 8 cakes. Lightly dust with flour, dip in egg and then in breadcrumbs. Chill for at least 30 minutes (important or they will come apart in the pan).

Heat 1cm oil in a large frying pan. Fry the fish cakes in batches for 3-4 minutes each side or until they are golden, crisp and heated through. Drain on kitchen paper.


Serve hot with a green-leaf salad, some Tartar sauce and a wedge of lemon.

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The recipe and ingredients seemed to have parts missing so it was hard to follow. Once made the cakes were bland and tasteless. I won't be making them again.
hunnibun 2m ago

I love fish cakes and I could never be able to make any fish cakes.
arripie 1y ago

Love it
Moha1889 1y ago

Delicious albeit slightly time consuming. I thought it would be too much dried dill, but decided to stick to the recipe regardless. Turns out it wasn't too much dill.
capitalchris 2y ago

It was ok.. time consuming and since I don't do metrics even more so since I had to convert. Probably won't make again.
cgill7 2y ago

real easy
KholofeloM 2y ago

Delicious! Will definitely make them again :-)
stephenhumphreys 3y ago

Thank you, the cakes are very tasty and so easy to make!
Alexandru 4y ago

Really nice fish cakes, everyone ate them up.
Gavswifenz 4y ago

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