top of page

Traditional Durban Fish cake


Ever feel for that hot, spicy fish cake, made the way mum made it……. Another great side dish to have over drinks and yes of course a great Thunee game. Don’t forget to sprinkle lemon juice with each piece. Thanks to mum and her years of using this recipe, why don’t you give it a try? Ingredients:

  • 2 fish of choice medium size (can get from your local butcher cleaned and deboned)

  • Boil fish of choice

  • 3 small potatoes

  • Make Hard mash

  • 3 small Onions

  • Dhania 4 hands full cut fine

  • Finely chopped 6 green Chilies (use based on desired heat level)

  • Crushed dry chilies

  • Mint optional

  • Baking powder

  • Salt

  • 2 Eggs


Method

  • Place flaked fish in a bowl (E.g. 2 cups hake)

  • Mix all ingredients (measurements are approximate)

  • 1 cup hard mash, 1 cup onions, 2 hands full cut Dhania, 2 teaspoons crushed dry chilies, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 and half teaspoon salt check for taste

  • Add 2 beaten egg and Mix well

  • Taste dough as it might need salt or chilies (use your own method to taste flavor J)

  • If reached desired taste, mix both parts and let sit for 10 minutes in fridge

  • Make small round balls and then Flatten to desired size (3” recommended)

  • Add to oil and fry until golden brown

  • Take out from oil and place onto tray or plate. Do not place paper to drain

*Let sit to col prior to serving

31 views0 comments

Related Posts

See All
bottom of page