Mackerel and sweet potato fishcakes

Mackerel is a pretty cheap fish but I’ve been guilty of not using it for anything other than mackerel on toast! So today I’ve tried something a little different and loved the results! Really tasty and so easy to do!!


2 large sweet potatoes

2 packs of smoked mackerel (200g per pack)

2 lemons

2 tablespoons of coriander

2 teaspoons of onion granules

2 tablespoons of flour (forgot to put that in the picture!)- plain flour is fine but any gluten free flour will work just as well.

Peel then grate the sweet potato

Put into a large bowl

Finely grate the rind of both lemons

Add to the bowl

Use a fork to flake the mackerel and remove the skin.

Add to the bowl and mix together

Finely chop the coriander and add to the bowl with the onion granules

Squeeze the juice from one of the lemons and add to the mixture

Sprinkle over two heaped tablespoons of flour and mix through evenly.

Oil a baking tray then wet your hands before grabbing a handful of the mixture- roll into a ball then squash slightly into a fishcake shape before setting on the tray. Repeat until you’ve used all of the mixture (I made 13 but depending on how small you make them the number can vary.)

Pop into a preheated oven on 180 degrees for 25mins.

Serve with salad or potato wedges and a green veg. I also served a herby yoghurt dip which was a mixture of chopped chives, parsley and spring onions mixed through Greek yoghurt with a squeeze of lemon and some salt & pepper. Easy!

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