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Smoked Fish and Potato Cakes Serves 4


4 large potatoes

½ cup dried breadcrumbs, wholemeal

2 eggs

450g can smoked fish, drained

2 Tbsp oil


  1. Peel the potatoes and boil them until a fork can be inserted easily
  2. Drain and mash the potatoes
  3. Mix the mashed potato with the breadcrumbs, eggs and drained smoked fish
  4. Form eight round patties from the mixture
  5. Heat oil in a large frying pan and brown the patties on each side ensuring they are hot through to the middle
  6. Serve with shredded lettuce and grated carrot or steamed frozen or fresh vegetables


Use mashed kumara or pumpkin instead of all or some of the potatoes

Add fresh or dried herbs, canned or fresh corn kernels, grated zucchini and chopped cooked spinach

Use cooked chicken instead of smoked fish

Garnish with reduced-fat yoghurt, unsweetened

This meal can be found in the Cheap Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: