Scottish Fish and Potato Fritters Recipe

Serves/Makes: 36 fritters


  • 12 ounces halibut or cod fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces white-skinned potatoes (about 2 medium), unpeeled
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Coating Batter:
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala*
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • Canola oil for frying
How to cook Scottish Fish and Potato Fritters:
  • FOR FRITTERS: Cook potatoes in large saucepan of boiling salted water until very tender, about 30 minutes. Cool slightly. Peel, then mash potatoes in medium bowl until almost smooth.
  • Finely chop fish in processor. Add fish and all remaining ingredients to mashed potatoes and stir to blend well. using 1 level tablespoonful for each fritter, form mixture into balls; place on rimmed baking sheet. Cover and chill 1 to 6 hours.
  • FOR COATING BATTER: Whisk first 6 ingredients in another medium bowl. Add 1 cup water and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour enough oil into heavy large skillet to reach depth of 2 inches; heat to 350°F (180°C). Working in batches, drop fritters into batter to coat. Using fork, scoop up each fritter; shake off excess batter and drop into hot oil. Fry until golden, about 5 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve the Scottish Fish and Potato Fritters hot with ketchup or your favorite sauce.


The Scottish Fish and Potato Fritters recipe very easy to prepare and so good!


*Garam masala is a blend of ground spices common in the Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine, whose literal meaning is 'hot (or warm) spice'.

This recipe for Scottish Fish and Potato Fritters serves/makes: 36 fritters

The Scottish Fish and Potato Fritters recipe is adopted from Bon Appetit Magazine - May 2004, A Taste of Scotland.

Main Ingredient: Halibut (more Halibut recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)
Cuisine: British (more British recipes)

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