Smoked trout & potato wedges

No need to cook your fish, potatoes and greens separately – they all go into these easy crunchy wedges

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 294
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 49g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 1.74g


  • 500g Maris Piper potatoes, cubed
  • 100g bag baby spinach
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 140g smoked trout fillet, flaked
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 140g breadcrumbs, from stale bread
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • lemon wedges and tartare sauce, to serve


Don’t fancy fish?
Swap the flaked trout for 140g chopped corned beef or pastrami and fold into the potato and spinach mix. Add 1 heaped tsp Dijon or other mild mustard, if you have some. Follow the recipe as stated, or simply serve in mounds, topped with poached or fried eggs.


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water for 15 mins until tender. Meanwhile, tip the spinach into a large colander in the sink. Drain the potatoes over the spinach so the cooking water wilts it, then spoon the potatoes back into the pan. Mash, stirring in the lemon zest and juice and some seasoning, then fold through the trout flakes, squeezed-out spinach, capers and dill.

  2. Tip half the breadcrumbs onto a large plate, then tip the potato mixture onto another plate and shape into a large disc. Flip the potato cake onto the crumbs, pressing the remaining crumbs onto the top.

  3. Heat the grill and pour the oil into a large frying pan. Carefully slide the potato cake into the pan, then cook for 5 mins until the bottom is golden. Now grill for 4-5 mins until the crumbs on top are golden and the cake is hot through. Serve hot with lemon wedges, tartare sauce and a green salad.

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