Kumara & Fish Cakes; a mean as feed.

Such a healthy and quick meal for the whole whanau. Sneak as many veggies and protein as you can in here, no one will ever know.


Prep time: 20 mins   Total time: 50 mins
Recipe type: Dinner, or great for the lunchbox the next day.
Serves: 4 people (depending on how big Dad is)
  • 2 small Kumara
  • 10 small potatoes (4 for the hot chips)
  • ¼ sunflower seeds (optional)
  • Knob of butter / coconut oil
  • Spring onion, or if you forget just use brown onion
  • smoked fish (flaked with fingers)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ flour
  • Pinch of chilli
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  1. First, peel and wash (if you can be bothered) the kumara and potatoes, cut up into small pieces then throw them gently into boiling water. Boil till soft enough to mash.
  2. Drain well, then mash. Add onions, butter, oil, salt and pepper, chilli and lemon and of course the flaked fish. Mix well.
  3. Form a round ball that resembles what should be a fish cake. Pat some flour throw it in the pan to brown. We used both coconut oil and a bit of butter.
  4. Cook until perfection.

Now cut the remaining potatoes into chips, add olive oil and salt. Fan bake these for about 10-15 mins. Keep a close eye on these little buggers. They burn quickly.


WHAM!!! You have yourself some fancy fish and chips to feed the whole herd on a Sunday night.