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Mackerel Fish Cakes with Vegetable Rice

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 15 mins

Serves 4, costs under £4.00


  • 3 In Brine (Drained) Tins (300g) Mackerel
  • 3 Medium Sized Or 300g Of Cold Mashed Potato (340g) Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoons (15g) Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise
  • 4 (40g) Spring Onions
  • 1 3 Medium Slices of Wholemeal Bread Cup (85g) Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons (40g) Plain Flour
  • 2 Long Grain Cups (150g) Easy Cook Rice
  • 1 Frozen Cup (160g) Peas
  • 1 Frozen Cup (160g) Sweetcorn

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Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Separate mackerel into flakes and mix in bowl with mashed potato and mayonnaise.
  2. Peel and chop the spring onions into small pieces and add to mixture.
  3. Crack egg into a bowl and beat with a fork.
  4. Add the flour to a separate bowl.
  5. Divide the mixture into 8 and shape into a ball then flatten.
  6. Lightly toast/ grill bread, cut off the crusts and cut each slice open to allow the inside to be toasted/ grilled. Once cooled rub between fingers to make the bread crumbs.
  7. Coat each fish cake in flour, then egg and roll in breadcrumbs.
  8. Grill on each side for 5 minutes until golden brown and hot throughout.
  9. Cook the rice and vegetables as per instructions on the packet and serve together with the fish cakes.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 370g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
6.6 g
27.7 g
Total Fat
4.3 g
15.9 g
Saturated Fat
0.9 g
3.3 g
23 g
85.1 g
Total Sugars
1 g
3.7 g
NSP Fibre
1.4 g
5.2 g
104 mg
385 mg
0.3 g
1.1 g

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