Herby salmon fishcakes
Herby Salmon Fish Cakes
When I first moved to Ireland, smoked salmon was such a novelty to me, that I became addicted! I ate little else but smoked salmon on brown soda bread for the first two weeks.
It is advised that we eat two servings of oily fish a week to get all the heart healthy and brain-boosting benefits of the healthy Omega-3 essential fats.
So here is a great family-friendly recipe where you can used smoked, fresh or tinned salmon. If you're super organised, make up a large batch and freeze them.
300g cooked or tinned salmon (approximate measures, a little less is fine)
450g potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 spring onions, finely chopped
1tbsp sour cream or creme fraiche
2tbsp flat-eaf parsley, chopped
1 egg, well beaten
1tbsp plain flour
Salt and pepper
Lemon wedges, to serve
Crispy Crumb Coating
Extra flour for shaping
2 eggs, well beaten
50g bread crumbs
30g plain flour
Sunflower oil, for frying
* Boil or steam the potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes until just soft. Drain very well to avoid soggy potatoes and overly wet fishcakes.
* If using tinned fish, allow to drain very well in a sieve.
* Melt the butter and milk together in a pot and cook the spring onions for three minutes. Season well, add the sour cream, flour and parsley and mash with the hot cooked potatoes.
* Mix through the egg once the potatoes have cooled a little.
* Lastly, stir through the fish until roughly mixed to ensure a bit of texture.
* Dust a work surface or chopping board with extra flour and shape the fishcakes. Dip them in the beaten egg then press into the breadcrumbs to form flattish discs about 5cm thick.
* Chill for 30 minutes to help them keep their shape whilst frying. These can also be frozen once completely chilled. Wrap very well in cling film then freeze in a ziplock plastic freezer bag.
* Heat a little sunflower oil in a pan and cook the fishcakes for five minutes on each side. If you have made them too large to heat right through, pop them into the oven until piping hot.
* Serve with lemon wedges and salad.