Mock fish is a very old-fashioned dish that my mother used to make on Good Friday. It is easy on the budget and makes a Sunday night quick dinner. You can also pop them into lunchboxes cold.
- 4 potatoes, peeled and grated
- 1 onion, grated or finely chopped
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1-2 eggs
- salt and pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
- Squeeze any excess liquid from the grated potatoes and place in a bowl with the onion, flour and one egg.
- Mix together well and season with salt and pepper. You may need to add another egg, depending on how wet the mixture is.
- Heat enough oil in the base of a frying pan to shallow fry. Form the mixture into patties and fry until golden brown on both sides
- Serve with a fresh garden salad for a light meal or make smaller patties and serve with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
- If you have a couple of rashers of bacon, you can dice them finely and add them to the mixture for extra flavour.
- You really need to squeeze the moisture out of these potatoes. Using a new Chux cloth or paper towel is a great way to do it.
- This recipe makes about 6 cakes as big as the palm of your hand.
- If you leave this mixture to sit for any length of time, the potatoes give off more juice. The mixture will still be fine to use when this happens.