Herby fish cakes with yoghurt

Locally sourced and a treat for the senses, our herby fish cakes are ready in 45 minutes! Grab your ingredients at Spinneys
Herby Fish Cakes
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Herby Fish Cakes
November 19, 2018
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Serves 4

PHOTO BY Efraim Evidor
RECIPE BY Mart Leisegang
FOOD STYLING BY Mart Leisegang


600g potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
400g fresh local hammour
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2 cream
Zest of 1 lemon
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Dill, roughly chopped
2 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped
spinneysFOOD Salt, as needed
spinneysFOOD Black Pepper, as needed
250ml spinneysFOOD All-Purpose Flour
250g panko bread crumbs
4 tbsp olive oil
150ml plain yoghurt
100ml double cream
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
Lemon wedges, to garnish
spinneysFOOD Micro Greens, to garnish


  • 1

    Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft

  • 2

    In the meantime cook the hammour in large pan until it breaks into flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Break into large flakes and set aside

  • 3

    Drain and mash the potatoes with the butter, cream, one of the eggs, lemon zest, dill, parsley and fish. Season with salt and pepper

  • 4

    Shape the fish cakes into 10-12 same-size cakes and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes

  • 5

    Prepare 3 bowls: one with egg wash, one with flour and one with bread crumbs. Dip the cakes into the flour followed by the egg wash and finally the bread crumbs

  • 6

    Heat the olive oil and fry the fish cakes for 3-4 minutes allowing them to brown on each side

  • 7

    To make the yoghurt dip, combine the yoghurt, double cream, mustard and season with salt and pepper

  • 8

    Serve the cakes alongside the dip and garnish with lemon wedges and micro greens


Spinneys has teamed up with home-grown company Fish Farm to bring you fresh and sustainable hammour.


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