Peppered mackerel fish cakes

Peppered mackerel fish cakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Use up leftover mash to create a comforting, good-value family meal

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen uncooked
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
427
protein
18g
carbs
32g
fat
26g
saturates
5g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
1.76g

Ingredients

  • 300g cold mashed potatoes
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp horseradish sauce
  • 250g / 9oz peppered mackerel fillets, skinned and flaked
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 85g dried breadcrumbs
  • sunflower oil, for frying (optional)
  • salad and lemon wedges, to serve

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Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the potato, spring onions, horseradish and mackerel, then shape into 8 even-size cakes. Roll the fish cakes in the flour, shaking off any excess, then dip in the egg, followed by the breadcrumbs. Cover and chill until ready to cook. Can be prepared up to a day ahead, or frozen.
  2. Gently grill or shallow-fry the fish cakes for 5-6 mins on each side until crunchy, golden brown and hot all the way through. Serve with salad and lemon wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2010

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uzayhh's picture
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taste yummy, healty, light and quick dinner! i did not have spring onions so i used corianders . i would definetely recommend this everyone

leedskitchenscavenge's picture
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These were delicious, I didn't have horseradish sauce so just used grainy mustard instead and used mackerel from a tin, drained with plenty of pepper. For the breadcrumbs I put a really stale baguette in the oven and then grated it and the breadcrumbs were perfect, will definititely do these again!

louisemaryw's picture

These were really nice. I cooked them in the oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes each side rather than grill or fry them and they came out very well and nicely browned.

ingevdh's picture
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These tasted nice, but the bones were a real turn-off. I had removed a number of them while preparing (finicky and time-consuming), but we still ended up with bones every other mouthful. The meal took forever! For that reason I probably won't be making them again.

janhearn's picture
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Have made these 3 times now, absolutely fantastic! A real hit with all the family. I serve with homemade watercress sauce and mixed salad. Fishcakes freeze really well. I dont fry mine, spray with oil and bake in the oven at 180 for about 20 - 25 mins.

fruitcake44's picture
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Was worried these would taste too strong but were absolutely delish! Sprayed them with a bit of spray oil and baked them in the oven for 30 mins turning halfway through to keep the fat down and they were lovely, light and crispy. Lovely served with some pickled beetroot.

bagpuss's picture

Really delicious. Only draw back was I only managed to get 6 fish cakes rather than the 8 suggested. Nevertheless, shall definitely be making again.

bevvy1973's picture

fantastic really easy and taste great will definately make again

emmafrost's picture
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Really simple and delicious!

Angie from Bidford's picture

These are the lightest fishcakes I have ever eaten, really tasty and soooo easy to make! Definitely worth making up double and freezing them for an even quicker mid-week meal.

pammatthews's picture
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Very easy to make - taste excellent and freeze well too. Have made them twice.

buonapetito's picture

Absolutely delicious, might try a little more horeradish sauce next time.

threegymnopodies's picture
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very easy and delicious

storagebox's picture

I made these last week end, froze two and had those yesterday. Absolutely delicious, I will never buy a shop produced fish cake again!

tabsimone-96's picture
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This was really easy and simple to make and was a complete success! I added some lemon juice when mixing the ingredients and it gave it a real tang. I shall definately be mking it again :)

vjandjb's picture
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Lovely recipe, simple and tasty. I used leek as I didn't have spring onions and I always add medium oatmeal to my breadcrumbs this gives a real good crunch and very tasty. Will definitely make these again.

gilbert1874's picture
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Fabulous!

mvc1982's picture
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Excellent; straightforward and very tasty.

lindadavies1812's picture
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Really easy to make, and extremely tasty. I used smoked but not peppered mackerel. Tonight, I'm using Tuna & red onion!

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