Cheap and Cheerful Salmon Fish Cakes

Cheap and Cheerful Salmon Fish Cakes


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About this recipe: A delicious way of making a small quantity of salmon go that little bit further.

Unazukin Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

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

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