Budget Fishcakes 

These are really cheap and easy to make, plus both my toddlers actually loved them (hurrah!!). I had a couple left over so they went into the freezer for another day. The fish paste is very budget friendly, they still taste just as delicious as ones with fresh fish.

Makes: 6 Cost: 32p each


3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 x 75g fish paste 

Zest of 1 lemon 

1 egg, whisked 

1 tbsp parsley 

Plain flour for dusting 

Oil for frying 

  1. In a saucepan of water, cook the potato until soft. Drain, mash and leave to one side to cool down.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients (apart from the oil and flour) including the mashed potato, in a bowl. Separate into six, roll into balls, flatten and sprinkle a little flour on each side.
  3. Heat some oil in a large frying pan, when hot, add the fish cakes and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


11 thoughts on “Budget Fishcakes ”

  1. I’d never thought about using fish paste before! These look really easy to do and I bet my two would really enjoy them. I’ll have to give them a go. Thank you for sharing on #ThriftyThursday

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