Cod and pea bites

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Cod and pea bites
Cod and pea bites
  • Makes: 16

  • Prep time:

    plus chilling
  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These tasty fish snacks are perfect for parties and great finger food for kids too


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 350g (12oz) cod or haddock fillet
  • 100g (4oz) frozen peas
  • 30ml (2tbsp) flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 100g (4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Herb-flavoured mayonnaise and lemon wedges to serve


  1. Cook the potatoes in a large pan of boiling, lightly salted water until tender. Drain and mash. Meanwhile, poach the fish in a pan of water for 10-12 mins until just cooked. Remove the fish with a slotted spoon and flake it, discarding any skin and bones.
  2. Pour boiling water over the frozen peas then drain. Mix together the mashed potato, flaked fish and peas and season lightly. Shape into approx 16 small balls.
  3. Roll each ball in a little flour, then beaten egg. Finally roll in the breadcrumbs to coat completely. Place on a plate and cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  4. Shallow-fry the fish bites in batches in hot oil for 3-4 mins until crisp and golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain well on kitchen paper. Serve with the herb-flavoured mayonnaise as a dip and lemon wedges.
Photography: Clive Streeter

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 112(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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