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To serve fish cakes with potato

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xandsch Wed 07-Feb-18 08:00:44

They're the melt in the middle kind. I was going to serve with colcannon and a poached egg on top or with jacket spuds and salad. DH said it's breaking some good rule because it's just potato on potato hmm

Thesmallthings Wed 07-Feb-18 08:03:58

Well we eat it with chips sooo ubguess mash is not different.

CrabappleBiscuit Wed 07-Feb-18 08:04:14

I like them with chips, it’s a texture thing. Is that helpful?

My dh says the same thing then he’s hungry an hour later .... shrug.

OfDragonsDeep Wed 07-Feb-18 08:05:31

I always have fish cakes with potatoes (usually new or jacket), never thought there was anything wrong with it.

falsepriest Wed 07-Feb-18 08:07:42

DH can do the cooking then, cheeky bugger.

Ilovecamping Wed 07-Feb-18 08:08:15

My DP loves shepherds pie with chips!

Snacktimonious Wed 07-Feb-18 08:10:37

Strictly speaking he's right, it is potato on potato. But even strictlier speaking we have them with chips

GoatPavlova Wed 07-Feb-18 08:11:05

But fishcakes are potatoes - unless melting middle ons are different. I can’t imagine eating them with more potatoes. I’d have with julienne vegetables or a salad.

LizzieSiddal Wed 07-Feb-18 08:12:29

No need, that’s too much potato.

Have double the amount of fish cake so you are getting the fish AND the potato.

Serve with some green veg.

SavageBeauty73 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:15:14

I always have mine with spinach.

TheCowWentMoo Wed 07-Feb-18 08:18:12

Nah I always have fish cakes with extra potato! It's cheaper than having more fishcake and one fishcake is just not filling enough.

Penfold007 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:19:26

I agree with your DH. Ready made fish cakes are mostly potato so I serve with lots of veg or salad but not double spud 🥔. Colcannon with a poached egg sounds fab and a meal in its self. That all said if DH doesn't like the menu choice he can always plan, shop and cook.

I served them with potato croquettes last week...wasn’t until I tucked in that I realised they were essentially the same thing aside texturally!

Don’t know where that rogue aside came from!

SprogletsMum Wed 07-Feb-18 08:20:52

I'd have melting middle fish cakes with sweet potato fries and salad

Zaphodsotherhead Wed 07-Feb-18 08:31:04

I have to say my dislike of fishcakes comes from how 'potatoey' they are (I don't like potatoes, sorry). I think they need to be served with something 'wet', like beans or egg and salad like a PP.

But yes, if your DH doesn't like it he can cook!

butterfly56 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:33:50

I have fish cakes with carrot and swede mash! smile

Rebeccaslicker Wed 07-Feb-18 08:34:46

It's a lot of potato.

Which is a Most Good and Tasty Thing!

legolammb Wed 07-Feb-18 08:35:15

This is why I find them a really awkward dinner - 1 fish cake is too little, 2 feels too indulgent! I tend to have them for lunch with coleslaw, salad etc on the side. Love the M&S melting middle cod ones

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 07-Feb-18 08:39:35

I'm with @SprogletsMum.

TwitterQueen1 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:41:14

Have you tried the cans of mixed beans? I heat these up with a knob of butter and some garam masala - delicious!

Throw in some crispy kale and you have a very healthy, colourful meal.

TheDuchessofDukeStreet Wed 07-Feb-18 08:44:08

I would have two melt in the middle ones with salad for a dinner. When I stay with my parents it's one each with chips.

BarbaraofSevillle Wed 07-Feb-18 08:48:05

lego Get them from Aldi instead of M&S, so they're cheaper and therefore 2 can be justified.

2 nice pre-prepared fishcakes and some salad from a bag with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce is one of my go to easy dinners that I kid myself is vaguely healthy <awaits influx of comments about carby processed rubbish>

Eltonjohnssyrup Wed 07-Feb-18 08:50:42

Fish cakes are the exception that proves the rule. And I want to come to your house for tea.

Em308 Wed 07-Feb-18 08:54:49

With baked beans mmmmm

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