This is such a simple recipe for children. They like helping out and they like eating them – Sam ate a record seven fishcakes this time. I usually try to keep it quite bland, because that’s the way my kids like them, an alternative would be to add onion, chives, or parsley.


  • 1 baking potato
  • 1 can pink salmon
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • a sprinkle of oats

Easy, peasy. Whack the potato in the microwave for six minutes, mash, add the salmon. Make into balls and then roll into the oat and breadcrumb mixture before frying. We used to roll in either breadcrumbs or oats, the breadcrumb/oat combination is a recent innovation introduced by Sam. And a very successful one too, judging by his record seven-in-a-row fishcake fest.