This is a variation of savoury Potato pancakes called ‘Potato Oyaki’ in Japanese. I often make ‘Potato Oyaki’ with Smoked Salmon. Any other fish could be used I supposed, and I tried with Canned Mackerel today. I am so glad I did. The pancakes were yummy. Grilled fresh Mackerel would be wonderful, but it’s hard to find where I live. Canned Mackerel in Brine was just perfect for this recipe.


8 x 10cm Pancakes


2 medium size Potatoes *about 300g, peeled and cut into small pieces OR finely grated
1 Egg
6 to 8 tablespoons Self-Raising Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Ground Pepper OR Ground Chilli as required
2-3 Spring Onion *finely chopped
1 can (125g) Mackerel in Brine *drained and coarsely flaked

1/4 cup Peas *Frozen Peas can be used as frozen
Oil for cooking

  1. Place Potato pieces and Egg in a blender. Blend until fairly smooth. *Note: You can finely grate the Potatoes instead of blending with Egg.
  2. Place finely chopped Spring Onion in a mixing bowl, add the Potato mixture (OR grated Potatoes and Egg), Flour, Salt & Pepper (OR Chilli), and mix to combine. This should be quite thin batter. *Note: It is thin but not runny.
  3. Add coarsely flaked Mackerel and Peas, and mix to combine.
  4. Heat a small amount of Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, form 10cm pancakes, and cook both sides until golden brown. Add extra oil as needed.