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British Style Fish Cakes

The type of fish cakes you can order at a British chip shop are more often than not the frozen variety. Although these are alright if you are hungry and just want a quick, economical dinner, they cannot compete with homemade fish cakes. You can use any kind of fresh or thawed fish filets you want to make these – salmon, mackerel, cod, hake, or a mixture. The fish is poached in milk with a bay leaf, then combined with mashed potatoes, egg, spring onions, and some dill and parsley for aromatic flavour. Coat the patties in bread crumbs and then pan-fry them in oil until golden brown and crispy.

These are traditional served with chips (fries) and perhaps some green peas too. Why not serve tartare sauce (spelled tartar sauce outside of the UK) with the fish cakes, since this always complements the taste? This recipe makes four servings but you can double it if you prefer. These British style fish cakes are beautifully moist and flavourful on the inside and crunchy and golden brown on the outside, for perfect balance.

Making homemade fish cakes is a great way to sneak some vegetables into your family’s diet too. Finely dice carrots or other vegetables and incorporate those into the fish cakes. You could also cook them with the potatoes and mix them into the mash. Whether you choose to make the recipe exactly as it is written here or tweak it to your own requirements, the whole family is sure to enjoy these wonderful fish cakes. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine and I would like to welcome you to TeaTime Recipes. Tea has always been a favourite of mine and I adore the tradition of serving this wonderful beverage with all kinds of little snacks both sweet and savoury. Read More