Crispy Fish and Veggie Bites

  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

I love using the whatever-is-in-the-pantry method and creating something that is actually edible. These are very moreish and freeze well. Be sure to make some for yourself too – i’ll admit, I ate some of Harry’s off the floor. Don’t pretend you haven’t done it.

Tip: Adult version, add parmesan and chives to the breadcrumbs and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Note:  These tasty bites are a great way to serve up fish and vegetables to fussy eaters.

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  • 1 small (210g) tin of salmon (or 1/3 cup of fresh poached salmon)
  • 2 large potato's, peeled, diced
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 carrot, peeled, grated
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 - 2 cups of fresh breadcrumbs (or packet)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Olive oil to lightly fry


Step 1

Boil the potatoes in water until tender. Drain, and mash together with the milk and butter. Set aside to cool -

Step 2

(Optional) gently sauté the peas and carrot until soft -

Step 3

Flake the salmon in a bowl, add the peas, carrot and mashed potato. Divide into small (2tbs sized) patties and place in the fridge for around an hour -

Step 4

Set up the flour, egg, and crumbs in three bowls. Dust each patty with flour, then dip into egg and then breadcrumbs -

Step 5

Heat the oil in a frypan over medium. Cook the patties for around 3 minutes on each side, blot using paper towel to remove excess oil -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Bethany on March 6, 2013

    My daughter is pretty pleased with these. Does all tinned salmon have skin and bones in it? I’m not a fish person and hadn’t had it before and it was pretty gross to sift through to get meat suitable for her to eat. Also, can these be frozen?

    • posted by Allie on March 6, 2013

      Hi Bethany, thanks for your message. Yes you can freeze these, I often have a batch in my freezer. You can buy tinned salmon which is skinless and boneless. I am not sure where you are from or what you have access to so if you can’t find it you could always poach a small piece of salmon. When I lived in Singapore I found it hard to find too, but here in Sydney it fills a whole shelf in the supermarket. Great to hear your daughter liked the bites, she may like these too: All the best, Allie x

  2. posted by Leila on June 25, 2013

    These were a hit! So easy and incredibly tasty! My little one doesn’t like potatoes so substituted with mashed sweet potatoes and turned out great. Thanks Allie!

  3. posted by Alexandra on September 20, 2013

    Just wondering how you defrost these? Working full-time I am always looking for things that I can make a big batch of and freeze for the weeknights!

    • posted by Allie on September 22, 2013

      Hi Alexandra, good on you for making such an effort to prepare and freeze healthy food for your kids. These can be placed in the fridge in the morning and then pan fried for a few minutes either side (until cooked through) or baked to your liking. That will keep them nice and crispy 🙂 Ax

      P.S. Here is our freeze and defrost guide if you are interested.

  4. posted by Margie Gibbons on April 1, 2014

    These look delicious! Look forward to trying them 🙂 so should they be frozen at the point before they are ready to fry? Thanks! 🙂

  5. posted by Penelope on January 14, 2016

    Just made these, substituting mashed sweet potato for the peas. Also used steamed spangled emporer instead of the salmon (same weight). They’re delicious fresh


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