Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Preparation time
'
Cooking time
'
Nr of servings
4
Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Use some Aunt Bessie’s Mashed Potato to whip up these tasty fish cakes for a nutritious lunch or supper!

Love fish but want to try something a little different to fresh fillets and seafood? How about these delicious smoked haddock fishcakes made using Aunt Bessie’s soft and fluffy Mashed Potato. They’re light and nutritious and can be frozen for quick, easy meals any time. If you have kids, they’ll also love getting their hands in and helping you make the fishcake mixture!

Preparation time
'
Cooking time
'
Nr of servings
4

Ingredients

700g 
smoked haddock fillets
7 
eggs, 3 beaten, 4 for poaching
4 
tablespoons 
capers, drained, roughly chopped
60g/2½oz 
gherkins, roughly chopped
75g 
onion, peeled, finely chopped
4 
tablespoons 
finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
50g 
plain flour
75g 
dried breadcrumbs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Take the haddock fillets and cook in the oven at 200°C/180°C/gas mark 5 fan for 8-10 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly. Remove the skin from the haddock fillets and flake the flesh into a bowl, throwing away any bones.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the Aunt Bessie’s mash using the instructions on the pack. Once made, mix in the flaked haddock, gherkins, capers, onion and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. With slightly damp hands, divide the mixture into eight equal portions and shape each one into a small cake. Roll each cake in flour, then dip in the beaten eggs and roll in the breadcrumbs to coat. Place the fishcakes on a plate, cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for one hour or until set.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 5-6. Place some greaseproof paper on your baking tin and spray with a little oil, then put your fishcakes on top. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning them over half-way through.
  5. For the poached egg, bring a pan of salted water to the boil then turn it down to a simmer. Make a whirlpool in the middle of the pan, crack your egg into it and let it cook for 2-3 mins. Then lift it out, let the water drain off and place on top of your fishcake.
  6. Serve with a light salad and a slice or two of lemon.