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Homemade Fish Cakes

with Tartare Sauce

Homemade Fish Cakes
with Tartare Sauce

Traditional and very easy to prepare, these fish cakes are a great recipe to bring the family together. Fresh, comforting and simple – this recipe is a timeless classic.

Serves 6
Prep time 20 Minutes
Alternative species Haddock, Coley or Smoked Mackerel
Difficulty 1/5


For the tartare sauce

• 2 tbsp. of capers
• 2 tbsp. of gherkins
• 1 handful of fresh parsley
• 150ml of mayonnaise
• Lemon to taste

For the fish cakes

• 500g of fresh cod
• 200ml of milk
• Handful of chopped parsley
• 300g of mashed potato
• 100g butter
• 125ml cream
• Salt and pepper

For the breadcrumbs

• 3 eggs, whisked
• 200g panko breadcrumbs
• 200g flour


1 Chop the capers and gherkins and mix together all the ingredients for tartare sauce, adding lemon to taste and set aside in the fridge.
2 Place the cod and milk into a pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
3 Leave to cool and drain off the milk.
4 Make the mashed potato, add the butter and cream then set aside in the fridge.
5 Combine the cod, chopped parsley, salt and pepper and mashed potato in a large bowl.
6 Leave to chill in the fridge until the mixture has become firm enough to form fish cakes.
7 Place the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs into bowls for coating the fish cakes.
8 Shape the fishcakes by lightly pressing the mix between your hands. The fishcakes should fit comfortably in the palm of your hand.
9 Lightly dust with flour, then dip in the egg and cover in the breadcrumbs.
10 Lightly fry in a hot pan on a medium heat until golden, turning frequently.

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