Breakfast Cakes With Poached Egg Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • 500 gm smoked (dyefree) haddock
  • 300 ml lowfat milk
  • 60 gm butter
  • 4 x spring onions trimmed and finely minced
  • 3 Tbsp. cream
  • 800 gm potatoes peeled and boiled in salted water till cooked
  • 2 Tbsp. minced parsley
  • 1 x good grating of nutmeg
  • 1 x salt and black pepper Flour for dusting Lard or possibly oil for frying
  • 4 lrg freerange Large eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. white wine vinegar


  1. In a saucepan gently simmer the haddock in the lowfat milk with 1 tbsp of the butter for 5 min.
  2. Remove from the lowfat milk and leave to cold. Flake the fish removing any bones and skin.
  3. Throw away the lowfat milk.
  4. Put the remaining butter with the spring onions and the cream in a small saucepan over a gentle heat and soften the onion for about I minute.
  5. Add in the mix to the cooked potato and mash together.
  6. Add in the parsley nutmeg and seasoning and mash again.
  7. Fold in the flaked fish taste and adjust the seasoning then hard up in the fridge for at least half an hour.
  8. Mould the fish and potato mix into 12 small balls (or possibly 8 large ones) and flatten into patty shapes.
  9. Dust liberally with flour.
  10. Shallowfry the cakes in batches for about 3 min on each side.
  11. Dont move them about as they have a tendency to break up if prodded too early. Keep the cooked ones hot in a moderate oven.
  12. Meanwhile poach the Large eggs.
  13. Either use an egg poacher or possibly do it the restaurant way: add in the vinegar to a small pan of water
  14. This is just what you want on a lazy Sunday slumped in front of the television.
  15. Serves 4 (12 small cakes)


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 409g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 394  
Calories from Fat 142 36%
Total Fat 16.17g 20%
Saturated Fat 9.76g 39%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 223mg 9%
Potassium 1209mg 35%
Total Carbs 31.7g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 12%
Sugars 5.57g 4%
Protein 30.03g 48%
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