The Best Fishcakes in the World

These fishcakes will be fantastic at any party.  Make them small or bigger, use cocktail sauce, a mayo based sauce, or how about a salsa style sauce.  So delicious, you should make two batches!



1 ½ cups mashed potatoes (no milk added)  (This is about 5 big potatoes. If it measures a little more, it’s ok)

2 cups cooked fish (haddock or cod) drained, nice and dry

2 tablespoon parsley

½ cup finely chopped cooked onion

1 ½ teaspoon  salt

2 tablespoon lemon juice

Few drops Tabasco sauce

Combine (with hands) the above ingredients. Form into

patties. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill for a couple of hours.

**In a small bowl beat 2 eggs (no milk or water added )

**In another small bowl add about a cup of Italian bread crumbs.

When you are ready to cook:

**Heat some olive oil (or cooking oil) in a large frying pan (cover the bottom    of  the pan)

**Dip each patty in the egg mixture, then the bread crumbs. Fry until nice and brown.

I like to serve them with ketchup mixed with horseradish sauce (to taste) and cole slaw. Extra patties can be frozen for another meal. This makes about 12 patties.

These are also nice to have on hand in case of unexpected company. Don’t freeze them any longer than 3 months. Enjoy!!

Perfect Pastiso

This delicious blend of noodles, tomato based hamburg mixture and a savory cream sauce, brings so many wonderful flavors to the table.  Perfect for any party food, as it is very fast to make, serves like a casserole so it is easy to dish out and.  When you make this for any adult party or child party, cook it in one of the throwaway tins for easier clean up.


Creamy Sauce

2 cups milk
1/2 stick butter
1/2 lb grated cheese
2 eggs yolks – beat whites seperately and put this in later
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

Meat Mixture

2 lbs cooked hamburg
1 can tomato sauce

1 lb cooked Ziti

In a casserole dish, 9 x 9 for thicker, 9 x 13 for thinner dish,
put a layer of the cooked ziti noodles, enough to cover the
bottom of the slightly buttered casserole dish.

Now add the thick layer of the meat and tomato mixture on top
of that.

Cover this with 1/2 of the creamy sauce mixture (save the other
half for the top)

A last layer of the cooked ziti and then the rest of the creamy
sauce mixture on top.

Cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees.  Absolutely amazing dish.  Remember to view all of our food party recipes.  Enjoy!



Hot Party Food Spicey Peanut Sauce


*  1 cup chunky peanut butter
*  1/2 cup very hot water
*  1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
*  1/3 cup lime juice
*  1/4 cup soy sauce
*  2 tablespoons sesame oil
*  2 tablespoons Chinese Chile paste with garlic
*  6 garlic cloves
*  3 scallions, white parts and then 4 inches of the green part  tops, chopped finely
*  1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Combine peanut butter, water, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, and the chile paste in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk all of these ingredients together until all combined.
Then stir in the garlic.   Add the scallions and the cilantro.  Chill very well before serving.
You can make this sauce up to 5 days ahead of when you want to serve it, but put in a tightly sealed container and keep refrigerated.

This spicy peanut sauce goes with so many different foods, which is why we put this on here, because for a great party food, you need a great party side that can be used to make all sorts of amazing dishes…just by drizzling or pouring.  Think of putting this on glass noodles, ziti for kids, grilled chicken bites, homemade bite sized fishcakes or crab cakes, beef tenderloins, grilled zucchini or squash.  Will add spice and some extra flavor to most party foods that you want to serve.

For peanut lovers who don’t like spice view my peanut butter brownie and peanut butter party clusters recipes.

Zucchini in Tomato and Basil

zucchini tomato basil

*  4 Zuccinis cut into 1/2″ slices
*  1 cup of coarsely chopped tomatoes
*  1 teaspoon of basil
*  1 tablespoon of parsley
*  1/4 teaspoon of salt
*  1/8 teaspoon pepper
*  2 teaspoons lemon juice
*  2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Place the zuccini slices in medium saucepan and then add 1/4 cup water
Cook over medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes until crisp outside, tender
inside.  Drain this.  Add tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, parsley, lemon juice,
mix this well.  Cook and stir about 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Sprinkle cheese.  For more party food ideas.

Butterscotch Birthday Brownies

butterscotch brownies
*  1 cup of packed brown sugar
*  5 tablespoons of butter, melt
*  1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
*  1 large egg, slightly beaten
*  9 ounces of all-purpose flour (9 ounces is approx 2 cups)
*  2 1/2 cups of quick cooking oats
*  1/2 teaspoon of salt
*  1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
*  3/4 cup of fat-free sweetened condensed milk
*  1 1/4 cup butterscotch morsels (this is about 8 oz)
*  1/8 teaspoon salt
*  1/2 cup of finely chopped walnutsPreheat the oven to 350 degreeCombine the sugar and the butter in a large bowl, then stir in the
vanilla and the egg.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, the
1/2 teaspoon of salt and the baking soda.  Then add the oat mixture
to the sugar mixture.  Stir this with a fork until totally combined (the
mixture will be crumbly).Take a measuring cup and measure in 3 cups of the oat mixture in the
bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan coated with a cooking spray and then
press into the bottom of the pan.  Set this pan with the mixture aside.

In a microwave safe bowl, pour the condensed milk, the butterscotch
morsels and a 1/8 teaspoon of salt then microwave at HIGH for 1 minute
or until butterscotch morsels are melted, stirring this every 20 seconds
so that it does not burn on bottom.  Stir in your walnuts (these are optional)
then scrape the mixture into the pan, spreading evenly over the crust.
Sprinkle evenly with the remaining oat mixture, gently pressing this
into the butterscotch mixture.  Bake this at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (you
want your top to be golden brown).  When done, run a knife around the edge.
Make 36 bars.

Here’s some more of my favorite brownie party food ideas.  Try Chocolate Brownie Drops and Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies.


Hot Crab Meat Party Dip


*  12 oz crabmeat
*  1/2 cup sliced almonds
*  1/4 cup sherry
*  8 oz cream cheese
*  1 small clove garlic
*  1/2 cup mayo (light)
*  2 teaspoons powdered sugar
*  1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Put cream cheese in a bowl, blend in the mayo til
all mixed  Add all other ingredients except the crabmeat,
and blend really well.  Now add the crabmeat.  Put in a
baking dish and bake this for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Dip in veggies, crackers, chips, cubed hard bread or
soft cubes.  More party food.