We all know how important it is to eat fish but we also know a lot of us struggle to ensure we eat the recommended 2 portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily, especially with fussy eaters in the family.

Why not try these super simple healthy salmon fishcakes.


  • 3 salmon fillets (skinless and boneless)
  • 400g white floury potatoes such as Maris Piper
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped finely)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g Panco breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil.


  1. Peal and dice the potatoes, put them in a pan of salted boiling water, cook until softm then drain and mash.
  2. Meanwhile cook the salmon fillets in the oven for 15 mins at 200oC
  3. Once the salmon is cooked place it in a bowl and break it up into chunks with a fork, then stir in the mashed potato, parsley, lemon juice and season to taste.
  4. Shape into fishcakes.
  5. Put the flour, egg and breadcrumbs into 3 shallow dishes. Then dip each fishcake into the flour, followed by the egg and then finally the breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a shall based frying pan and fry the fishcakes on each side until golden brown.
  7. Serve with salad or vegetables.