You can't beat homemade fishcakes, they really must be one of the easiest things to make, and the beauty of homemade is that they are not potato cakes flavoured with just a little bit of fish like so many bought ones can be!!
I make other kinds of 'cakes' too, sometimes they are just a mix of chopped vegetables stirred with a dollop of mayo, a tablespoon or two of yoghurt or a beaten egg to bind them together if they are too dry and crumbly. I then dip them into flour, then egg and then finally some breadcrumbs, either fresh or straight from the freezer.
I always think the most important step is then to put them on a plate and leave them in the fridge to chill and firm up before cooking them. Half an hour or even overnight this is what stops them from falling apart while they are cooking, and of course you can pop them in the freezer at this stage too and have some ready for any night when cooking from scratch just seems too much like hard work.
Another bonus is they contain everything you need for a pretty well balanced meal, fish, potatoes, vegetables a little bit of fat and lots of protein, so you can choose to serve them with either a handful of chips, some fresh bread and butter or like I have here a little bit of chopped salad with a sprinkling of salted peanuts.
The only sort of 'cake' I actually like :-)
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