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Simple fishcakes

simple fishcakes

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If you are looking for healthy meal recipes to cook but don’t have a lot of time here is a great recipe for fishcakes, great to have with new potatos and veg for an evening meal the whole family can enjoy.


1 small onion, finely chopped

500g fish fillets, skinned

350ml white wine or fish stock

500g mashed potatoes

Parsley, tarragon or dill or a mix chopped to make 1-2 tbsp

Flour for dusting

1 egg, beaten

Fresh or dried breadcrumb, to coat

Oil for frying


1.  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.

2.  Remove and cool.

3.  Strain out the onion (keep the wine or stock if you are making the sauce, right) and mix into the mashed potato with the herbs.

4.  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.

5.  Chill for at least 30 minutes (important or they will come apart in the pan).

6. 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.




About Zena Grantham

About Zena Grantham

Zena is a baking fanatic spending most of her free time dreaming up her next tasty recipe. She has been known to accidentally make people fall off their diet or healthy eating wagon with chocolate cakes!

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