Fish Cakes

A delicious English specialty, fish cakes must be well seasoned and have a high proportion of fish to potato. Use white fish or salmon.

1 hour
Prep Time
Fish Cakes


  • 500g potatoes, peeled 30g butter
  • 500g white fish fillets
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped tarragon or parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup Edmonds Standard Grade Flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1–1½ cups dried breadcrumbs
  • oil for shallow frying
  • lemon wedges


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain and mash with the butter.
  2. Poach the fish in lightly salted water or steam it. Cool slightly.
  3. Flake the fish and mix it gently into the potato with the onion, herbs and salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning then form the mixture into 8 flat cakes. Combine flour with salt and pepper. Lightly coat the fishcakes with the seasoned flour.
  4. Beat the egg with the water and dip the fish cakes first in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat a little oil in a heavy-based frying pan and fry the fish cakes over a moderate heat for 2–3 minutes on each side or until golden.
  6. Drain on paper towels and serve with lemon wedges.

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Patrick Malone

Made them two nights ago, fantastic mmmmm


Made these tonight, they were soooooo gooood


Delicious and so easy i used large can of cheap salmon