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Fish cake recipe for your picky eater

Fish Cake recipe for picky eaters
Fish Cake recipe for picky eaters

Fish cake recipe for your picky eater

It can be tough to find healthy recipes to please your picky eater. Why not try these easy Fish Cakes which are sure to be a hit at your child’s next mealtime.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Servings 4 people


  • Saucepan
  • Slotted spoon 
  • Potato masher or fork 
  • Bowl 
  • Knife 
  • Blender 
  • Cook top 
  • Chopping board 
  • Oven tray 
  • Baking paper 
  • Rolling Pin
  • Whisk 


  • 300 g Floury potatoes like kennebec skin on
  • 400 ml Milk
  • 250 g White fish, gummy shark or similar flaky flesh skin and bones removed
  • 100 g Frozen corn kernels 
  • 2 Large eggs, separate the yolks and whites 
  • 1 serve AptaGrow powder (e.g. 6 level scoops of AptaGrow +1)
  • 50 g Mozzarella cheese
  • Salt to season 
  • 150 g Quinoa rice cakes
  • Olive oil 


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Place the washed potatoes into a saucepan. Add the milk to just cover the potatoes and bring to the boil over a gentle heat. Once the milk has reached a gentle simmer, add the fish to the saucepan and cook gently for another 12 minutes, or until fish starts to flake. Once fish and potatoes are cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl, leaving the milk in the saucepan. Mash the fish and potatoes with a fork. 
  • Place the corn in the milk and cook for 10 minutes, then strain and add to the fish and potatoes. Reserve the cooking liquid for later.
  • To the fish mix, add the egg yolks, 1 serving of AptaGrow powder, mozzarella and a little salt. Mix together well. If the mix is a little dry, add some of the reserved cooking liquid.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg whites.
  • Place rice cakes into a blender and whiz until you achieve fine crumbs. Tip into a separate bowl.
  • With the fish mix, make 12 small balls (the size of a ping pong ball) and place on a greased tray. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool.
  • Remove from the fridge and dip each ball into the egg whites, then the rice cake crumbs. Place back onto the greased tray and flatten into a pattie. Repeat with the remaining balls.
  • Drizzle with a little oil then bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden, turning halfway. Leave to cool slightly before serving.
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  • Fish cakes can be frozen. We recommend dividing into individual portions (3 cakes per serving) and separating with baking paper between each cake to prevent sticking. When ready to use, simply start from step 9 to cook.
  • You can use any AptaGrow product to make this recipe, just make sure you check the preparation instructions on your tin so you know how much powder to add per serving.
  • AptaGrow is a Food for Special Medical Purposes. Use under medical supervision.


Nutrition information per serving

If using AptaGrow 1+

6 scoops
Energy (kcal) 479
Protein (g) 29.5
Fat (g) 14.6
Carbohydrate (g) 54
Fibre (g) 5.1

If using AptaGrow 3+

6 scoops 7 scoops
Energy (kcal) 481 486
Protein (g) 29.6 29.8
Fat (g) 14.7 15
Carbohydrate (g) 54 54.5
Fibre (g) 5 5.1

If using AptaGrow 6+

7 scoops 8 scoops
Energy (kcal) 487 492
Protein (g) 30.3 30.7
Fat (g) 14.3 14.5
Carbohydrate (g) 55.4 56
Fibre (g) 5.1 5.2
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