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St Helena Fishcakes

Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Saint, Saint Helena, Saint Helena Island, St Helena, St Helena Island
Servings: 18 Fishcakes
Author: The Saint Cooks


  • 450 g Fish (Saints love Tuna, but works with any Fish)
  • 450 g  Potatoes
  • 1 Onion (Large, Chopped)
  • 2 Rashers of Bacon (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Chilli
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Wash fish.  Shred or mince fish with a knife until very fine.
  • Peel, dice and boil potatoes.  Then mash them.
  • Heat oil and fry onion, bacon and chill until onion starts to brown.  Remove from heat.
  • Combine the onion, bacon and chill with the potatoes.
  • Add the fish to the mixture while potatoes are still hot and mix it together.  Then mix in the beaten egg, and season with Salt and Pepper.
  • Form patties with your hands (about 5 cm in diameter), flatten slightly and dust with flour if necessary. 
    Tip 1: Wash hands regularly to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands when forming patties.  
    Tip 2: Uncooked patties can be frozen for frying later.  Defrost patties completely before frying.
  • Fry patties in hot oil until both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve as a main meal with rice and vegetables, or as a snack in a roll.


Serving suggestion: Saints like their Fishcakes with some Rice and Vegetables with some Onion gravy.  Or in a nice crusty roll with some Onions and their favourite sauce.