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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fish Cakes

Fish cakes are easy to make and also , you can flavour it any way you like. I make this usually during the end of the month, which makes it a good budget recipe, and my son loves them . I like to create shapes for him and he would go " first i will eat the triangle then I will eat the circle " :). I saw mayonise being added in a recipe book once and it keeps the fish cakes from drying up.

for about 6 fish cakes
1 small can tuna
2 spring onions , finely sliced
200 g potatoes, boiled and mashed
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
1-2 chillies ( optional)
1/4 lemon juice
2 tsps mayonise
1 egg, beaten
a little flour
Dried bread crumbs

1. Place onions , lemon juice , fish and chillies ( if using) and mix well with your fingers.

2. Add the mashed potaotes, lemon rind mayonise and seasonings. Taste to adjust.

3. Flour your work surface and make patties or cakes , the flour prevents the cakes from sticking. I like to make mine a little thinner. Leave in the fridge for about an hour or so .

4. Dip the fish cakes in egg , then into dried bread crumbs.

5. Pour oil into a frying pan, not too much oil just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Shallow fry the fish cakes till nice and golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.

Serve with veges and some sauce like tomato , chilli or even tartar sauce.

Of course the big boy also has trouble eating his veges, so I had to butter him up a little to get him to eat his veges as well ;).


  1. Looks crispy and yum, lovely click esp the last one...

  2. Love the heart shape fish cake. I always wanted to try it. Nice recipe.

  3. Heart shaped fish cake looks fantastic and crispy..yumm!

  4. What a nice looking crispy fish cake! I guess you can easily get those fresh seafood from nearby, can you? And it's cheaper, right! Hope you're having a nice day!
    Cheers, Kristy
    p/s do drive slowly when you reached Penang. The traffic there is quite terrible.

  5. Beautiful love shape! Must be full of TLC! Hope you have great fun in your PG trip! ;)

  6. The fish cakes looks so good and so cute shaped like a heart, who could resist? and those carrots :)

  7. I love tuna cakes! These look so yummy! The hearts are cute too.

  8. Ooh I love fish cakes!! Delicious!

  9. There's nothing like a heart-shaped fish cake. Love this recipe with the tuna and will be trying it! Thanks!

  10. love these heart-shaped fish cakes. that's such an adorable and tasty lunch. I'm going to give this a try. thanks.

  11. The look delicious and perfectly cooked - cute heart shapes too.

  12. What great looking fish cakes. I think it is very creative to shape the fish cakes into shapes for your kids to enjoy. It's a great way to get them to eat healthy.


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