Fish Cakes

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

HANE Tincture 101 June 2024

Just imagine row after row of amber and cobalt blue bottles lining the shelves of your herbal dispensary, each neatly labeled and filled with various shades of yellow, green, and brown herbal tinctures that you’ve crafted for a specific purpose. In the online, self-paced Tincture Making 101 Mini Course, we explore the craft of tincture making from the ground up, giving you a solid foundation that will prepare you to make, use, and formulate tinctures confidently! 

This is the perfect time for the tincture course - plants are growing abundantly and you ought to take advantage of that, to harvest and prepare your herbal preparations ready for the winter. 


fish cake recipe

These fish cakes are quite easy to make and use parsley and chives to add a subtle flavour.

If you think ahead and cook extra potato one day to use the next, it will cut your preparation time.

You can use any white or smoked fish you prefer. Again, cook an extra fillet and save for another day.

You'll never buy another frozen fish cake again if you can be bothered to make them yourself.


Herbalist Courses for all levels

You can try a sample lesson to help you decide if the Herbal Academy of New England is the right choice for you - click the link below.

Preview Lesson from the Introductory Herbal Course

Fish Cakes


  • 1lb (450g) potatoes
  • medium haddock fillet
  • medium smoked haddock fillet
  • milk to cook the fish
  • 1 oz (25g) butter
  • 2 tbspns chopped parsley
  • 2 tbspns chopped chives
  • flour
  • 1 egg - beaten with 1 tbspn milk
  • 4 oz (120g) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Oil and butter mix for frying

Boil the peeled and cubed potatoes for around 20 minutes until they're soft.

Cover the fillets with milk.

Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes

Remove and set aside - flake and remove the skin and bone.

Drain the potatoes when they're cooked.

Use the butter and some of the milk from the cooked fish to mash the potatoes.

They need to be quite smooth.

Mix in the herbs, then fold in the flaked fish.

Divide the mixture into 8.

Roll into a ball and then flatten each one to make disc shaped cakes.

Chill in the fridge for around 30 minutes.

Dip the cakes into first the flour, then the beaten egg and then the breadcrumbs.

Make sure the cakes are covered in breadcrumbs.

Heat a tablespoon of oil and some butter until it's foaming.

You'll need to cook the fishcakes in batches of 4 probably.

Fry about 3 minutes either side, then turn again and fry around 2 minutes again until they're heated through and crusty and golden.

Serve with some bread and butter.


Also, something you might consider is doing an extra fillet of fish, flaking it and freezing it in preparation.

When you work, it's hard to cater for the family, but if you plan meals, then you can add an extra fillet of fish or cook double the amount of potatoes.

Put the extra bits in the freezer and then you just get the bits out you need to defrost.

These cakes are simple but tasty - the mix of fresh and smoked haddock give them a lovely taste.

You won't need to add any other seasoning apart from the herbs.

What would you like to see next?

Fish Cakes





By

Fish Cakes Recipe



Super simple homemade fish cakes. Plan ahead to make use of leftovers. You'll never buy another fish cake again.





Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Main Ingredient: fish, potato

newsletter sign up box

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. See more details here  This will not affect the amount you pay.