Fish Bites


These are like homemade fish fingers but because they’re round they’re easier to make. Add some finely chopped garlic and snipped chives and serve with tartare sauce for an adult version.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling time
Cooking Time: 6–8 minutes


  • 500 g Basic Grilled Fish, flaked
  • 450 g mashed potatoes
  • 5 ml salt
  • 2 ml freshly ground black pepper
  • 125 ml wholewheat flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 300 g dried breadcrumbs
  • Sunflower oil, for frying
  • Tomato sauce or tartare sauce, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, mix the flaked fish, mashed potatoes, salt and pepper together.
  2. Roll the fish mixture into bite-sized balls and place on a tray. Flatten gently with the back of a spoon and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  3. Dip the fish bites into the flour, dusting off the excess, and then dip into the egg and finally into the breadcrumbs.
  4. Arrange on a tray and continue until all of the fish is breaded.
  5. Heat the oil to a moderate temperature and shallow-fry the bites for 6–8 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with tomato sauce or tartare sauce.