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Recipe: Fish cakes

The great thing about making your own fish cakes - aside from the fact the homemade ones are delicious - is that you know exactly what goes into them. This means that they won't contain the nasty additives you find in many shop-bought ones.

Fish cakes - serves 4

Ingredients for fish cakes

  • 300g potatoes
  • 100g boneless salmon fillet, with skin on but scales removed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley to taste
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • Olive oil

Instructions for making fish cakes

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into even chunks
  2. Place in a large pot of warm salted water and bring to the boil
  3. Rub the salmon fillet with olive oil and a little salt and pepper
  4. When the potatoes are half cooked, steam the salmon over the top of them. Turn the heat down and cook for 10 minutes
  5. Drain the potatoes and let them steam dry for one minute
  6. Finely chop the parsley leaves
  7. Mash the potatoes
  8. Remove the skin from the salmon
  9. Put the potatoes into a bowl and flake the salmon onto them, adding the flour
  10. Add the egg, chopped parsley and salt and pepper
  11. Finely grate the lemon zest in
  12. Mix thoroughly
  13. Lightly flour a plate and form the mixture into four cakes, dusting them with flour as you go
  14. Place in the fridge for one hour to harden
  15. Add some olive oil to a pan over medium heat
  16. Cook the fish cakes for around four minutes on each side

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