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Salmon fish cakes

Salmon fish cakes

Use up your crusts to make your own breadcrumbs for these quick fish cakes that will make great use of leftover mashed potatoes.
By Stuart Miller
Serves 2
Prep/Cook time: 20-30 minutes
Two crispy salmon fishcakes served with a lemon wedge

Ingredients

250g leftover mashed potato
2 salmon fillets or 1 tin (213g)
75g homemade breadcrumbs
1 beaten egg
1 lemon with 1 tbsp juice squeezed and 1 tbsp zest grated
3 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp of any herbs (parsley, dill and chives work particularly well)
Feel free to substitute for other dried or fresh herbs you have already - dried mixed herbs works just as well.
1 heaped tbsp plain flour
1 tsp mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

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Recipe

  1. Mix the potato, mustard, lemon juice and zest, herbs and seasoning.

  2. On a baking sheet, season the salmon with salt and pepper. Grill for 5-6 minutes until just cooked. Allow to cool, remove skin and break into large flakes

  3. Mix the salmon into the potato mixture, taking care not to let the flakes break up too much. Form into four equally-sized round patties.

  4. Put the flour, beaten egg and breadcrumbs into three separate plates. Dip the patties into the flour (dusting off any excess), then dip in the egg, and then the breadcrumbs to coat all over.

  5. Fry the fish cakes in the sunflower oil over a medium heat for approximately 3 minutes on each side until the breadcrumbs are golden and the fish cakes are cooked through.

  6. Serve the fish cakes with a sprinkling of lemon zest. We suggest cooked green beans and cherry tomatoes as a side.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3-6 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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