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Fish Cakes; English - Recipe

Any firm cooked fish can be used, but salmon or cod are good; as is smoked haddock that's first been poached in milk. They freeze very well on a flat tray, and can then be transferred to a bag, for neater storage.

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For 12-16 cakes depending on size:

- 500g of mashed potato, without any added butter

- 500g of lightly-cooked fish - flaked, or cut into small pieces, and any bones carefully removed

- the yolk of 2 big Eggs

- about 4 tablespoons of Chopped Parsley

- a small bunch of fresh Chives, chopped

- 2 teaspoons of Anchovy Essence

- 120g/4 ox Butter

- Salt and freshly-ground Black Pepper

- Plain Flour, seasoned with salt and pepper

- Butter for frying


- Mix together the first six ingredients.

- Melt the butter gently, then mix it into the fish mixture

- Season to taste, bearing in mind that the Anchovy paste is already salty.

- Form the mixture into cakes of equal size - tiny fish cakes with crispy bacon make an excellent brunch dish.

- Dunk the cakes in the seasoned flour and cover them as thoroughly as possible.

- Melt a little butter, over a medium heat, in a frying pan, and fry the cakes so that they're golden-brown on both sides.

Serve with Rémoulade or Tartare Sauce.

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