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Spicy Fish Cakes

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Taken from mix. by James McIntosh,
a really quick dinner or lunch using leftovers, or canned fish.

This recipe explains everything you need to make a tasty treat that you can use as part of your Roots & Shoots fundraising activities!




  • 250g cooked or canned fish
  • 250g cooked and mashed potato
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • Remove the bones and skin from the cooked fish. Flake and mash onto a plate.
  • Add fish to mashed potato, beat until smooth.
  • Season and add chilli, lemon juice and egg, beat together.
  • Form mixture into a large roll on a floured surface, cut into 10 rounds and dip in egg and breadcrumbs.
  • Fry in a hot frying pan with a little oil on both sides until browned.
  • Serve.

James says . . .

“Fresh breadcrumbs are easy to make by popping some stale bread into a food processor and whizzing.”

Got a tasty treat of your own? Download a blank recipe activity sheet to record your own creations.

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mix, dinner, cake and veg by James McIntosh – Winner of the Best Cookbook Series in the World 2008

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