Smoked fish cakes with poached eggs

Smoked fish cakes with poached eggs

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(6 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins - 35 mins Cook: 8 mins


A low-fat supper dish with a great smoked fish flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal247
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.64g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 250g potatoes, such as King edward, peeled (halved if large)



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 300g smoked haddock
  • 100g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1-2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2-3 tbsp sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 medium eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • cooked frozen peas, to serve


  1. Put the potatoes into a pan of boiling water and boil for 10 minutes until tender but still firm. Lay the haddock flesh side down on top of the potatoes in the pan, cover and simmer gently for 4-5 minutes or until just cooked. Remove the fish and roughly flake the flesh, discarding the skin and bones. Drain and roughly mash the potatoes, and season.

  2. Dry-fry the mushrooms in a non-stick pan until golden. In a bowl mix the mash, mushrooms, fish and parsley. Leave to cool.

  3. With floured hands, shape the mixture into four fish cakes. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry gently for 6-8 minutes until cooked through and golden, turning once during frying. At the same time, poach the eggs. Top the fish cakes with the eggs and serve with cooked peas.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (4)

bunkin's picture

This is really yummy although on both occasions that I've made it the fish cakes fell apart really easily. I tried moving them less when cooking but still not great - so it didn't look pretty but it tasted gorgeous!!

debbietilley's picture

Really really good! Were demolished by our household! Will definately make again

mellyjjarvis's picture

I liked this as did all of my housemates although felt it was lacking Oomph...needed something else flavour wise. maybe lemon or something with a bit of a kick. Although very nice, the egg really works well.

skevi33's picture

Fabulous - I tried this with basil instead of parsley. Loved it!

Questions (0)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (0)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

We’re all about good recipes, and about quality home cooking that everyone can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for some healthy inspiration or learning how to cook a decadent dessert, we’ve trustworthy guidance for all your foodie needs.

Our recipes

All our recipes are tested thoroughly by us to make sure they’re suitable for your kitchen at home. We know many of you are concerned about healthy eating, so we send them to a qualified nutritionist for thorough analysis too.

Tell us what you think…

Love the new look or think we’ve missed the mark? We want to hear your thoughts – good and bad – to make sure we make the new website as useful as possible.


Subscribe to BBC Good Food magazine and get triple-tested recipes delivered to your door, every month.


Discover the dates and details of all the BBC Good Food Shows.


See your favourite chefs on Sky Channel 247, Virgin TV 260 and find their recipes at

Follow us

Join the BBC Good Food community by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google Plus.