fish balls

easy fish balls as an appetiser or main meal

Any cooked fish can be used for these miniature fish balls but they are especially good with smoked haddock. Salmon is also a favorite and so easy as you can use canned salmon for this one. Tuna can also be used and is equally good.

They make a great starter dish, appetizer or horsdoeuvres and can be served with a butter sauce or any sauce you prefer. Serve them with a small green salad and you have a very easy dish which will look and taste amazing.

If your kids shy away from fish dishes, this is one of the best ways to get them to enjoy a good fish dinner. By adding a few French fries for the kids you have another great dish and this will temp even the most difficult of eaters - so easy to prepare and the fish will give them the nourishment they need.

It's a winner every time.


• 8oz potatoes, mashed with 1oz butter

• 12oz cooked, flaked fish which has both bone and skin removed - haddock, cod, coley fish; salmon is a favorite and very good if you are entertaining. A good smoked fish can be added to white fish if you want a fuller flavor.

• 2oz onion or shallots lightly fried but not browned

• 1 beaten egg

• 2 tablespoons flour

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil to fry

• Salt and pepper to taste


Mash the freshly cooked potato with the butter.

• Add the flaked fish to the potato.

• Add the cooked onion.

• Season with salt and pepper to taste.

• Form into small walnut size balls.

• Coat with the flour and leave in refrigerator for half and hour to firm,

• Fry in hot fat until golden brown.

• Drain on kitchen paper.

• Serve with melted butter or your own preference for a cream sauce.

As you will now see you have such a great and easy hors d'oeuvre which is both tasty and nourishing - and looks amazing on your table!

For the kids - serve with their favourite sauce such as tomato or mayonnaise and include a few French fries as these will go down well with them. You will have a great fish dish they will love and you will know they have had a healthy meal all made at home with no added nasty chemicals.

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