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30-Minute Meals: Smoked Trout Patties With Soft Boiled Egg

30-Minute Meals: Smoked Trout Patties With Soft Boiled Egg

You want to eat more fish but are stuck for ideas – try these tasty smoked trout patties served with a soft boiled egg and cucumber, dill and caper salad – on the table in 30 minutes!



8 eggs (2 egg yolks for mix, 6 eggs for boiling)

500g potatoes

400g boneless hot smoked trout fillets

¼ bunch chives, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup flour

1 cup breadcrumbs or panko crumb

Oil for frying


2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced

¼ red onion, finely diced

¼ bunch dill, chopped

1 tsp small capers

1 tsp white balsamic or white wine vinegar

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of sugar

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Peal and boil potatoes until cooked. Drain well and mash.

2. Flake the smoked trout into the mash and season. Separate two eggs, adding the egg yolks and chives to the mash mix. Keep the egg whites for crumbing.

3. Mix well and form into eight patties. Roll patties in flour, lightly whisked egg whites and bread crumbs then set aside.

4. Combine all salad ingredients, checking seasoning and adjusting if necessary.
Soft boil the eggs, refresh under running water and peel. Cut eggs in half and set aside.

5. Add oil to frying pan and heat. Gently fry patties on both sides.

Place patties onto a plate, serving with boiled egg and garnish with cucumber salad.

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