rationing WW2 Fish Cakes

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  • #6834

    Old Goat

    You won’t see a lot of fish recipes from me LOL I’m allergic to seafood

    Old Fashioned Fish Cakes by Mrs Roy Thomas

    2 cups of fish

    1 egg

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1 cup mashed potatoes

    3 tablespoons of water

    1 small onion finely cut

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Pick fish from the bone. Add egg well beaten and all other ingredients. Stir well

    Form into cakes and fry until golden brown on both sides

    Yields 6 fish cakes

  • #6841


    I like fish cakes but haven’t tried mashed potatoes in them.  I usually use soda crakers, about ten and an egg to a small can of salmon.

  • #9888

    Jennifer Baxter

    I have always been a big fan of fish cakes, but we usually served with butternut squash wedges.

  • #9973


    I’ve never been much of a cook but I can make salmon patties as my Mother did during the War; that is soda crackers, one egg, canned salmon mixed together with black pepper and a dash of salt – fried until crispy and golden brown on each side….yum….seems like Mother served them with mashed sweet potatoes, soup beans and cole slaw…I was a little girl during WWII but I remember ration cards very well. Perhaps we might do well to look into how women coped when food rations were tight.

  • #10134


    Don’t know about the WW2 aspect as my great grandmother talked of cod cakes and salmon cakes made pretty much just like this long before that conflict.

    Somewhere around here I have a WW2 era cookbook put out to go with the rationing, gotta dig for it.

    Just remembered that I have it.



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