Family Favourite: Homemade Fish Cakes with Tartare Sauce

Prep time: 20 minutes Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Ady Delaney

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. 

Ady Fishcakes

The method

  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.