Sardine fishcakes

Sardine fishcakes
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

Struggling to make it to payday? These simple sardine fishcakes cost not much more than a pound a head.  Serve with a crisp green salad and fresh lemon wedges for the ultimate easy dinner.

Check out the rest of our fishcake recipes too for salmon, haddock and prawn versions.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
347kcals
Fat
14.8g (2.6g saturated)
Protein
18.3g
Carbohydrates
33.2g (2.5g sugars)
Fibre
3.6g
Salt
0.9g
Calories
347kcals
Fat
14.8g (2.6g saturated)
Protein
18.3g
Carbohydrates
33.2g (2.5g sugars)
Fibre
3.6g
Salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 450g maris piper potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 x 120g tins sardines in oil, drained
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Handful fresh dill, chopped
  • Finely grated zest 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 50g plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 x 60g bags baby leaf salad to serve

Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of salted cold water. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Drain well, leave to steam dry in the pan, then mash coarsely using a potato masher or the back of a fork.
  2. Put the sardines in a bowl, mash lightly with a fork, then add the spring onions, egg, dijon mustard, dill, lemon zest, cayenne pepper and 50g plain flour. Mix until combined, add the mashed potato, season generously with salt and black pepper, then mix again.
  3. With lightly floured hands, shape the mixture into 8 even patties. Put each one on a plate as you work, then loosely cover and chill for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan then fry half the fishcakes for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and piping hot. Put on a plate and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining oil and fishcakes. Serve with salad and lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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  1. […] It’s quite possible that I’ve only ever eaten a sardine in Spain, cooked over charcoal, but as tinned sardines are arguably the cheapest way to get Omega 3 into the family. I’m going to dish up this Sardine Puttanesca sometime soon and I reckon the kids would really like these Mackerel Fishcakes […]

  2. […] It’s quite possible that I’ve only ever eaten a sardine in Spain, cooked over charcoal, but as tinned sardines are arguably the cheapest way to get Omega 3 into the family. I’m going to dish up this Sardine Puttanesca sometime soon and I reckon the kids would really like these Mackerel Fishcakes […]

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