Fish Cakes

Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 40 minutesTotal time: 1 hour


Potatoes (mashed) or yam, flaked fish cooked and browned breadcrumb


1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
fish stock
1 1⁄2 tablespoon
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon
butter (or margarine)
1⁄2 pound
potatoes (mashed or yam)
1⁄2 pound
fish (flaked cooked)
2 teaspoons
parsley (finely chopped)
bread crumbs (browned)
oil (for frying)


Method:- Deep fat frying
1. Blend the flour with the fish stock.
2. Stir in the milk and heat gently to boiling point.
3. Simmer gently 3-4 minutes, stirring throughout.
4. Season well with salt, pepper and beat in the butter.
5. Cool slightly.
6. Mix the mashed potatoes or yam with the flaked fish and chopped parsley.
7. Bind with the sauce, adding more seasoning if required.
8. Allow to cool.
9. With floured hands divide into 6-8 portions and shape into flat cakes.
10. Brush with beaten egg and coat in browned breadcrumbs.
11. Fry in hot fat until golden brown on both sides.
12. Drain well.


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