Smoked Mackerel Fish Cakes

Prep time: 31-40 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Serves: 4 Skill level: Easy Peasy Recipe by: Seafish

This fish cake recipe is so simple you don't even have to cook the fish!


The method


Baking tray, large bowl, measuring jug, measuring spoons, chopping board,  knife, fork and 2 shallow bowls.



  1. Preheat the oven to 200C or gas mark 6.
  2. Grease or line a baking tray.
  3. Remove the skin from the mackerel and break into flakes.
  4. Chop the parsley and spring onions.
  5. Mix the mackerel, parsley, spring onions and sweetcorn into the mashed potato. Allow to cool.
  6. Beat the egg in a shallow bowl.
  7. Pour the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.
  8. Dust hands and a chopping board with flour and divide the fish cake mixture into eight.
  9. Shape into round flat cake.
  10. Dip each fish cakes into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs.  Repeat with all the cakes.  Place in the fridge and chill for up to 30 minutes.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.



8 fish cakes



  • Add cooked peas or chopped red pepper to the mix.
  • Shape the fish cakes into a fish!