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06 January 2006
Trish,Charlie and Gregg
Gregg and Charlie are joined in the studio by chef and writer Trish Hilferty.
Mum's Tuna Fishcakes  
Serves 4

I use good canned Spanish tuna when I make these at home, but at the very least use tuna in olive oil; brined tuna has a nasty cat-foodiness about it.

Ingredients

500g floury potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
400g canned tuna in olive oil, drained.
4 spring onions, finely sliced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
A squeeze of lemon juice
Plain flour for dusting
Vegetable oil for frying
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Bring the potatoes to the boil in plenty of salted water, then lower the heat and simmer until tender. Drain well and leave to dry for a few minutes, then return to the pan and mash until smooth. Set aside.

Flake the drained tuna into the mashed potato, mix in the spring onions and parsley, then season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Divide the mixture into eight balls, then shape them into cakes and dust lightly with flour.

Heat about 1cm oil in a large frying pan and fry the cakes over a moderate heat for about five minutes per side, until they are crisp and brown.

Copyright Trish Hilferty

Further information: 

There is a public Potato Day on Sunday, 29 January 2006.

John Rowswell
Tel 01460 55504
 
Book:

Lobster & Chips - Just Fish and Potatoes by Trish Hilferty published by Absolute Press. 
ISBN
1-904573-28-2
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