Simple snack or lunch recipe for Potato and Pilchard Fishcakes Bites

400g potatoes
1 x 215g tin Pilchards in tomato sauce
30ml (2tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped
Ground black pepper, to taste
Juice of ½ lemon
15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon zest
45ml (3tbsp) sunflower oil
1 garlic clove crushed
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 large egg
30g bread crumbs

How to
Boil the potatoes with skin, until soft and tender. Drain and mash until smooth.

Mash the pilchards and mix together with coriander, pepper, lemon juice and

In a pan, heat the oil together with garlic and onion and sauté until golden

Mix the onion into the mashed potatoes mixture together with the pilchard
mixture and shape into 24 bite-sized balls. Preheat the oven to 180 .

Beat the egg and dip fish bite in the mixture before rolling lightly in the bread

Bake for 30 minutes. Thereafter grill until balls are golden brown and crispy


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