The Ultimate Fish Cake – Mozzarella Stuffed Crispy Bacon and Fish Cakes

This is the ultimate fish cake recipe! Ok, so it is cheating a little as it does contain bacon but there is nothing wrong with a little surf and turf. I have made fish cakes a lot but never stuffed them with mozzarella and my God, it is possibly the best thing ever (hey that rhymes)! I also prefer to bake my fishcakes as they still came out really crispy without the guilt of deep fat frying. Saying that, we did then follow it by my raspberry cheesecake pudding, so all the good work was undone. If I am really looking for healthy excuses then the cheese cake had raspberries in so technically counts towards your 5 a day; but what the hey, everyone is allowed a treat every now and again. So make sure try this recipe, follow it with cheesecake and feel fabulous!

 

Makes 6 large fishcakes

–          250g white fish

–          ½ lemon – finely sliced

–          3 large potatoes – peeled and sliced

–          1 red onion – finely sliced

–          4 rashes bacon – chopped into small pieces

–          25g butter

–          Juice ½ lemon

–          1 ½ tbsp. chopped fresh curly leaf parsley

–          ½ tbsp. chopped capers

–          6 balls of fresh mozzarella – about the size of a cherry tomato

–          Plain flour

–          1 egg

–          Breadcrumbs

Heat the oven to 180’C

Place the fish on some foil, season and then lay the lemon on top, wrap in the foil and then cook depending on the size. I had 2 pieces that I wrapped separately and they took about 13-15 minutes

Boil the potato in salty water until soft (probably about 20 minutes). When cooked, drain and then return to a low heat to get rid of any excess liquid. Add the butter and then mash until smooth

Fry the bacon and the red onion in a splash of olive oil until the onion is soft and the bacon crispy

When all elements are cooked, add them to one bowl; along with the fish juices but not the lemon.

Squeeze in the lemon juice, stir in the capers and parsley and season to taste

Flour your hands and make into 6 balls

One at a time, push your thumb into the middle of the cake and stuff with the mozzarella. Seal the cake back up, making sure that the mozzarella is well sealed.

Set up three small plates; one with plain flour, one with the egg and one with breadcrumbs. You may need to top up the breadcrumbs from time to time

Roll each cake; first in the flour, then the egg and then coat in the breadcrumbs.

Shape into a flat ball and then plate and chill the fish cakes for 20-30 minutes.

Turn the oven to 200’C

Brush the cakes gently in some olive oil and then bake in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and crispy

Serve with salad, sweet chilli sauce and garlic mayonnaise.

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28 thoughts on “The Ultimate Fish Cake – Mozzarella Stuffed Crispy Bacon and Fish Cakes

  1. Think I died and went to heaven! Not sure I completely understand all the recipe (got a lil lost at the stuffing with mozarella part but I will certainly try this when I get back on hall!

    • once you have made you cake mix into 6 balls, press your thumb into the center to make a hole to the middle, push the ball of mozzarella into the center of the ball and then push the cake over the hole so that it is well sealed and you know the mozzarealla is well contained in in center. I hope that makes more sense? I would hate you to miss out not trying it!

    • Finally got round to making these last night – well worth the wait! Substituted the bacon for spinach (unintentionally healthy, that’s all we had in!) – they were still amazing and I’ll definitely be trying more variations on the recipe 🙂

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