Smoked fish cakes with poached eggs

Smoked fish cakes with poached eggs

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Prep: 25 mins - 35 mins Cook: 8 mins


Serves 4

A low fat dinner dish with a great smoked fish flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal247
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein23g
  • salt1.64g
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  • 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

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 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.

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11th Feb, 2012
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!!
26th Mar, 2011
Really really good! Were demolished by our household! Will definately make again
7th Feb, 2011
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.
5th Apr, 2009
Fabulous - I tried this with basil instead of parsley. Loved it!
10th Oct, 2018
Hi there, is this four servings or two please? Thank you!
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15th Oct, 2018
Thank you for your question. We've updated the recipe to include this information - it's for four people.
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