A Bite of Britain: Fish Friday Leftovers
This British fish recipe makes 4-6 fishcakes, depending on their size
  • 1 large or 2 small fillets breaded fish, cooked
  • 1 cup leftover potato chips (aka thick-cut French fries)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch ground pepper
  • ½ cup fine cornmeal (I used white)
  • Rocket (arugula) and/or spinach salad and sweet chili sauce to serve
  • Avocado Mushy Peas:
  • 2 cups leftover peas
  • ½ cup crème fraîche (you can substitute sour cream or Greek-style yogurt/lebneh)
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and seeded
  • A few leaves fresh mint (or pinch dried), chopped finely
  • Salt & pepper to taste
For the fishcakes:
  1. Put the fish fillets and chips in a blender and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the fish and chips with the egg and seasonings. It helps at this point to refrigerate the mix for an hour or two but it’s not necessary.
  3. Heat a small drizzle of your favourite cooking oil in a large skillet until just sizzling.
  4. Take a handful of the fishcake mixture, form it into a patty (the size of a hamburger) in your hands, coat it lightly in the cornmeal and plop it on the skillet. Repeat until all the mixture is used up.
  5. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes on one side (or until lightly browned), then gently flip them over and continue cooking for a further 3 minutes or until done.
  6. Serve with sweet chili sauce and avocado mushy peas (see below)
For the avocado mushy peas:
  1. Throw the peas, crème fraîche and avocado into a blender and blitz until smooth (you’re looking for a consistency similar to hummous).
  2. Spoon it out into a bowl, add the chopped mint and season to taste.
1. This works just as well with leftover fish fingers, and even breaded shrimp or prawns. I haven't tried it with calamari but I bet it's fab. 2. Avocado is in no way traditional with mushy peas and you can easily leave it out. I like the creaminess and richness it adds. Also, I just love avocado and am always looking for new places to include it.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/a-bite-of-britain-fish-friday-leftovers/