Cod and pea bites recipe

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makes: 16
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 112 kCal 6%
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  • These tasty fish snacks are perfect for parties and great finger food for kids too


    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 350g (12oz) cod or haddock fillet
    • 100g (4oz) frozen peas
    • 30ml (2tbsp) flour
    • 1 large egg, beaten
    • 100g (4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
    • Oil for shallow frying
    • Herb-flavoured mayonnaise and lemon wedges to serve


    • Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling, lightly salted water until tender. Drain and mash. Meanwhile, poach the fish in a pan of water for 10-12 mins until just cooked. Remove the fish with a slotted spoon and flake it, discarding any skin and bones.

    • Pour boiling water over the frozen peas then drain. Mix together the mashed potato, flaked fish and peas and season lightly. Shape into approx 16 small balls.

    • Roll each ball in a little flour, then beaten egg. Finally roll in the breadcrumbs to coat completely. Place on a plate and cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins.

    • Shallow-fry the fish bites in batches in hot oil for 3-4 mins until crisp and golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on kitchen paper. Serve with the herb-flavoured mayonnaise as a dip and lemon wedges.

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