Cheap and Cheerful Salmon Fish Cakes

    30 min

    A delicious way of making a small quantity of salmon go that little bit further.


    Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    5 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 125g cooked, mashed potatoes
    • 250g cooked salmon, boned and flaked
    • few drops Tabasco sauce (or 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper)
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
    • 1 egg yolk, beaten
    • A little plain flour, for dusting
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 125g fresh white breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 tbsp oil
    • 25g butter
    • salt and pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Combine the potatoes, flaked fish, tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper, lemon juice and parsley in a large bowl and season well with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Bind with the egg yolk.
    2. Turn the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and split into four even-sized pieces. Form each piece into a neat cake 6cm in diameter and 1.5cm thick.
    3. Dip the cakes in the beaten egg and coat evenly with the breadcrumbs.
    4. Heat the oil and butter together in a frying pan. Add the fish cakes and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until they are crisp, golden and very hot.
    5. Drain well on kitchen paper and serve with fresh tomato sauce and lemon wedges.

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    Best fish cakes ever - having a greater proportion of fish to potato worked much better than the usual 50/50. I didn't have parsley and instead of a whole egg to coat mixture, I used the beaten egg white left after binding with the yolk. My husband who is not normally a lover of fishcakes response was 'mmmm' .  -  26 Sep 2014