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Super Simple Sardine Fishcakes – a perfect after school dinner for the kids!

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This recipe is the perfect quick, easy and cheap store cupboard dinner as it is made with tinned sardines (which are packed with omega 3 and vitamin D).  My two children have them served with fine green beans, sugar snap peas and a dollop of mayonnaise.

For the fresh breadcrumbs, I whizz up the crusts from my loaf of bread.  If there are any left over I pop them in a bag and keep them in the freezer…they come in very useful for lots of recipes!  And for the mashed potatoes, if I haven’t got time to peel, I microwave the potatoes until soft and then cut them in half and put them through my ricer…it makes lovely mash!

Makes 6 fishcakes (depending on the size you would like!)

  • 1 tin of sardines in oil (drained with a little reserved)
  • 300g potatoes (mashed)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Plain flour (for dusting)
  • 1 Egg (whisked)
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  1. Put the sardines and a splash of their oil into a bowl with the mashed potato; gently combine and then taste; season if necessary
  2. Make the potato mixture into 6 ‘cakes’
  3. Dip them in the flour, then the egg and then gently press (on all sides) in the breadcrumbs
  4. Put on a baking tray and bake for about 10/ 15 minutes at 180°C

About the author

Fostering a love, appreciation and understanding of good food, starts at home. I prepare the majority of meals from scratch and always tell my children what is in a dish (there are no hidden vegetables here!) I love experimenting in the kitchen, so our meals are varied and interesting and the children are often presented with something they have never seen before. But they see that as exciting and eagerly dig in – and, most of the time, they really do enjoy it! I would love to be able to inspire others and share my love and knowledge of food, so I’ve started documenting my food journey on Facebook (@deliciousandreal), Twitter (@deliciousreal16) and Instagram (@deliciousandreal.) It’s all real food cooked by me and shared with my family and friends. Take a look and try something new, you never know, you might like it! www.facebook.com/deliciousandreal/

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