Korean fishcakes with fried eggs & spicy salsa

Korean fishcakes with fried eggs & spicy salsa

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This isn't your average fishcake recipe. Bursting with oriental flavours - soy sauce, fresh ginger, spring onions and gochujang, topped with a rich runny yolk - this recipe has it all

Nutrition: per serving


For the fishcakes

For the salad


  • STEP 1

    For the fishcakes, mix the fish with the ginger, garlic, soy and half the spring onions. Stir in the egg white and rice flour.

  • STEP 2

    Toss the cabbage and radishes with the vinegar, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tsp gochujang, the sugar and garlic. Set aside. Stir together the remaining sesame oil, gochujang and the soy sauce to make a drizzling sauce for later.

  • STEP 3

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Split the fish mixture into eight, then spoon four into the pan, pressing the mix to make cakes about 8cm across. Fry for 2 mins each side until just cooked through and golden. Add another 1 tbsp oil to the pan and repeat with the remaining fish. Keep warm in a low oven.

  • STEP 4

    Add the remaining oil to the pan. Fry the eggs for 2-3 mins until crisp but with a runny yolk. Serve the fishcakes with the cabbage, and top with the egg and sesame seeds. Scatter with the rest of the spring onions, red chilli (if using) and some of the chilli sesame drizzle.


This spicy and pungent Korean condiment is available from larger supermarkets, online and in specialist shops. If you can't find it, use half sriracha and half miso paste instead for a similar flavour and texture. Gochujang lasts for ages in the fridge, so it's worth buying if you want to try more Korean recipes. 

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2016

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