Cod and pea bites recipe

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  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins plus chilling
Cooking Time30 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories112 Kcal6%

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




  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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