Breakfast Fish Cakes recipe

1/2 kg white fish- cut into 2" cubes 

1 piece coal 

1 'paan' leaf 

1 Tbsp oil 

2 Tbsp butter 

Salt and pepper 

3 Tbsp spring onions-finely chopped 

3 Tbsp cream 

750 gm potatoes-mashed

2 Tbsp chopped parsley 

Grated nutmeg 

2 Tbsp seasoned flour 

Oil for frying 


Place fish in a bowl. Heat coal over a flame until it glows.

Push a beetle nut leaf (paan leaf) into the centre of the bowl of the fish. 

Using tongs, put the glowing coal onto the leaf. 

Heat 1 Tbsp oil. Pour over the coal. 

Cover the bowl with foil. 

Set aside for an hour. Arrange fish on a grill pan. 

Brush with butter and grill until fish flakes easily. 

Flake fish with a fork. 

Cook butter, spring onion and cream together for a minute. 

Add potatoes, parsley, nutmeg, fish and seasoning. Chill well. 

Mould mixtures into small patties. Coat with flour. 

Shallow fry in hot oil for about 3 minutes on each side. 

Drain and serve immediately.

Key Ingredients: Butter, Salt, Black Pepper, Spring Onion, Cream, Potatoes, Parsley, All Purpose Flour, paan, nutmeg, vegeable oil

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