Vegetable and fish cakes

Vegetable and fish cakes

These vegetable and fish cakes are a tasty way to sneak some veggies into your child’s dinner. Lightly pan-fried they make for a quick mid-week meal.


  • 100g potato or sweet potato
  • 25g carrot
  • 25g leek
  • 25g baby sweet corn
  • 25g broccoli or peas
  • 50g skinless white fish
  • A little chopped dill (optional)
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • A little plain flour


Wash, peel and chop the potato and carrot. Steam for 5 mins.

Finely slice the leek, corn, broccoli or peas, add to the potato and carrot and steam for a further 5 mins.

Check the fish for bones and finely chop, add to the steamer with the dill if using and cook for another 5 mins.

Meanwhile beat the egg and set aside. Either blend or mash the fish and vegetable mix depending on how coarse or smooth you prefer it .

Add in the egg.

Heat the oil in the frying pan and flour your hands then scoop a dessert spoon sized dollop of the mix and form a patty (the mixture will be moist ) and drop it in the breadcrumbs to coat.

Fry each side for 3-4 mins until golden.

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