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Leftover recipe ideas: Fish Friday!

26 September 2014

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Smoked Scottish haddock fishcakes with chips and tartar sauce – Try this perfect Friday night treat from Love Food Hate Waste



  • 3 natural smoked Scottish haddock
  • 6 good sized Maris piper potatoes
  • 1 organic lemon
  • Knob organic butter
  • Fresh curly parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Beaten organic egg
  • Bread crumbs

For the chips

  • Maris Piper potatoes
  • Vegetable oil or beef dripping

For the tartar sauce

  • Handful of capers
  • Handful of gherkins
  • Teaspoon Organic lemon juice
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • Handful of fresh chives
  • 1tsp English mustard
  • 300g free range mayonnaise


  • Peel and chop the potatoes, place in pan and boil. Place smoked Scottish haddock and knob of butter in a tin foil pouch in a colander on top of the pan with potatoes to steam, when the potatoes are soft remove and drain. Open the tin foil pouch and flake the fish into chunks, pour the juices from the fish and butter into potatoes and mash. Add chopped parsley, salt and a good grind of pepper, squeeze of lemon juice and mix. Add flaked fish and fold into potatoes mix.
  • Put to one side to cool.
  • Chop a handful of cappers, gherkins and parsley and add to the mayonnaise. Add mustard and stir with a squeeze of lemon juice to taste
  • Get your fish cake mix and roll a ball in your hands then flatten out and shape. Dip it in egg wash and then bread crumbs.
  • Wash and peel the potatoes chop into chips and wash thoroughly, towel dry,
  • Set fat in chip pan to around 150oc and blanch chips for around 6 minutes until soft, drain and let cool.
  • Pan fry for colour then into medium heat oven to finish.
  • When fish cakes are almost ready turn chip fat up to 180oc and cook the chips until crisp around 1.5 – 2 mins

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