The Official Wild Tide Mackerel Fishcake Recipe

I love Mackerel, it’s one of my biggest pleasures in life. A lonely mackerel made me fall in love with fishing and I’ve spent many a happy summer eve proudly cooking my mackerel catch of the day.

Mackerel is a hugely delicious and versatile fish, making it great to experiment with when cooking. Fishcakes are one of my favourite ways to cook it and I’ve tried lots of different recipes; this is the best one I’ve found, albeit with a few slight personal adaptions.

Mackerel Fishcake Ingredients:
  • 2 very fresh mackerel, filleted and skinned (catch them yourself for added satisfaction)
  • 500g potatoes, pealed and diced
  • 100g breadcrumbs (you can use white or brown depending on how tanned you want your cakes to look)
  • 25g of butter
  • 2 eggs (beaten to within an inch of their lives)
  • 1 gherkin, finely chopped (Top Tip – to get free gherkin, simply go to McDonalds, half the people take them out of their burgers)
  • 3 tbsp of parsley or any other rabbit food of your preference
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil

Mackerel go in…

Mackerel Fishcake Method:
  1. Grill the mackies for roughly 6-8 minutes (you don’t need much heat, I don’t know how hot your cooker is, use some common sense)
  2. Cook your spuds in salted water for 10mins.
  3. Then mash with butter, parsley, gherkin and the fishies!
  4. Divide into 8 round shaped cakes, or I guess you could make a few less and super size them!
  5. Dunk them each into egg, then breadcrumbs.
  6. Chill them out for an hour in the fridge.
  7. Heat 1/2 oil in the pan (because you’ll cook them in two batches)
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  9. Enjoy tucking into these bad boys!

..fishcakes come out!

Now when you’re chowing down on these fish cakes, I guarantee you’re going to be as happy as the lady on the box to my new kitchen scales:


FYI: These scales are very good and do exactly what you’d expect from a set.
– They are very light weight and compact.
– The functionality of them is simple and very easy to use.
– Their accuracy is spot on and they wont let you down.


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