Here is an idea for Good Friday, Old fashioned fishcakes! Soothing nursery food that everyone loves, baked in the oven so fairly healthy, and goes well with green veggies or a salad. It also appeases those people who insist on fish for Good Friday. YUM.

Old Fashioned Fishcakes
Ingredients
  • About 2 kgs of potatoes, more if you have to feed a lot of people or you’d like leftovers. I recommend this. 
  • 1 large tin of tuna, packed in brine. We love Sirena brand in the Chaos house, but go with your fave. Look, use tinned salmon or even cooked fresh fish if you like!
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley, chopped. 
  • Whatever else you’d like to add. I love to include finely chopped spring onions but Monkey boy won’t eat such nonsense. I grew up with finely chopped celery included, and Mr BC wanted me to add peas. Go ahead and include what you fancy!
  • Panko breadcrumbs, for coating. (I say ‘breadcrumbs’ but I know it’s made from rice. Crazy huh?)
  • olive oil. 
Method
  • Peel, chop and boil your potatoes. After they are cooked I like to drain them then return them to the saucepan over a hot element to steam as much liquid as possible out of them. 
  • Mash like no one’s business. Stir with a wooden spoon at the end to really smooth them out. 
  • Stir in the drained and flaked tuna, butter, salt and pepper, parsley and what ever else you are personalizing your fishcakes with. Put this mixture into the fridge to cool down.
  • When it is cool enough to handle, use your hands to form large patties. Coat in panko bread/rice crumbs, place on a baking tray lined with oven bake, and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil.
  • Cook in a hot oven for about 20 minutes until browned. 
  • Serve with salad or steamed veggies or whatever you like. Enjoy!

Leftovers make great sandwiches with a squirt of tomato sauce. 
Hope you have a very happy Easter! 
xx

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11 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Fishcakes

  • 04/01/2015 at 3:35 AM
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    When I was growing up we always stuck to the rule that you couldn't eat meat on Good Friday. Everyone ate fish as eating a vegetarian meal seemed out of the question. Your fish cakes look really good and they are the perfect Good Friday meal xx

    • 04/02/2015 at 12:45 PM
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      My dad always insisted on fish for Good Friday, even though he was a lapsed catholic! He loved these fishcakes 🙂 xx

  • 04/01/2015 at 3:35 AM
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    When I was growing up we always stuck to the rule that you couldn't eat meat on Good Friday. Everyone ate fish as eating a vegetarian meal seemed out of the question. Your fish cakes look really good and they are the perfect Good Friday meal xx

  • 04/01/2015 at 11:46 AM
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    We have fish on Good Friday too. I never thought to put these in the oven to cook either it's always been into oil. This is a much better option. I'll be giving it a go this Good Friday. Happy Easter to you and family🐰 ox.

    • 04/02/2015 at 12:46 PM
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      Happy Easter to you lovely, hope you love the fishcakes! xx

  • 04/02/2015 at 5:11 PM
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    That's so interesting: I always thought that Panko was made from crustless Japanese milk breads. And I love how easy this recipe looks – I need to try this soon!

    • 04/08/2015 at 3:08 AM
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      You may be right, I'm sure there are lots of different types of Panko out there.:)
      xx

  • 04/02/2015 at 9:36 PM
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    Mmm anything crumbed with panko crumbs is always going to be a winner! Love this easy and yummy recipe. Have a lovely Easter – from the Fabulous Foodie Fridays team xx

    • 04/08/2015 at 3:09 AM
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      Thank you Fabulous Foodie Fridays, hope your Easter was lovely! xx

    • 04/08/2015 at 3:09 AM
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      Hope you love them Bron! xx

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