A Very Fishy Tale (tail)


I love fish cakes. I thinks it’s because they remind me of childhood. Small, tasty bites stuffed with fish and potatoes and lightly fried until golden. Last night I tried it a new basic fish cake recipe which turned out rather nice.

1 packet of sainsburys basic frozen white fish
1 Lemon
1 Lime
1 Potato
1 mini Gherkin
Handful of Mini pickled Onions
Salt and Pepper
Golden breadcrumbs

Start by slicing the lemon and lime into a frying pan, add the fish, cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and quarter the potato, and boil till soft.

Chop up the gherkin into tiny pieces and place into a bowl. Add the onions. When the fish has cooked, transfer to the bowl and mash with a fork. Once the potato has cooked, use a potato ricer to mash the potato over the fish, then stir until all the ingredients are combined. Add salt and pepper to taste, then using your hands, take a small piece of mixture and fashion into a fish cake shape. The fish cake should be about 2 inches across.

Dip the fish cake into the breadcrumbs and lightly fry until golden on both sides. This should take about 10 minutes. Transfer to a warm oven until all the fish cakes are cooked. I managed to get 6 fish cakes out of the mixture.

Serve with seasonal vegetables or salad.



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