Cod & pea fritters

Rustle up these cod and pea fritters for an easy family dish during the week. They're also great for a packed lunch – simply serve with tomatoes and rocket

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:15 mins
    Plus chilling
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 427
  • fat 21g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 34g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 22g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 380g cod fillet
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 500g leftover mashed potato(you can use ready-made, but make sure it’s a firm variety)
  • 140g peas, defrosted
  • handful mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaiseor Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • cherry tomatoesand rocket, to serve


  1. Cut the cod into chunks. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan and gently cook the cod until it starts to flake, about 5 mins. Flake the flesh into a bowl when it’s cool enough, then season. If the potato is cold, mash it well before adding to the fish, along with the peas, mint and mayo or yogurt. Carefully mix everything together. Flour your hands, then shape the mixture into eight patties. Dust both sides in flour, then chill for at least 30 mins.

  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the fishcakes in two batches for 3-4 mins each side, turning carefully with a fish slice, until golden and crisp. Serve warm with cherry tomatoes and rocket. Cool and pack into a lunch box.

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