Mock Fish? Strangely Tasty!

Cooked Mock FishOk, so I know how strange this sounds – what on Earth is Mock Fish?  Basically Mock Fish is a macaroni and white sauce mix which has been set in the fridge overnight then crumbed and fried.  That doesn’t really paint a pretty picture does it?  Whilst this is not the most high class sounding dish it is surprisingly tasty!

In regards to the fish part of the title, the texture is a bit like fish, but that’s about where the similarities end.  This is a dish to be enjoyed for what it is, not what it isn’t.  If you’re  feeding staunch carnivores renaming this dish Deep Fried Macaroni may be a good idea.

Mock Fish

  • 180G Macaroni (cooked according to packet instructions)
  • 1 Onion (finely diced)
  • 1 Stalk of Celery (finely diced)
  • 1 Handful Fresh Parsley (chopped) or 1tsp Dried Parsley
  • 110G Breadcrumbs
  • 2-4 Eggs (hard boiled)
  • 110G Butter
  • 110G Flour
  • 2C Milk
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 100-150G Cornflour
  • 6 Eggs (lightly whisked)
  • 100-150G Breadcrumbs
  • Saute onion and celeryOnion and Celery
  • Make white sauce by melting butter then adding flour – cook slightly until raw flavour is removed
  • Add milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps forming
  • Continue stirring till thickenedWhite Sauce and Macaroni Mix
  • Combine all ingredients Mock Fish Mix
  • Spread into large tupperware container or baking tray
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Cut into small rectangles
  • Dip macaroni mixture into cornflour, egg and breadcrumbs
  • Fry in small amount of oilCooked Mock Fish


Inspired from some only Adventist cookbook (title unknown)

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5 Responses to Mock Fish? Strangely Tasty!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I looked this recipe up after doing the shopping and thinking that paying $9 for 12 fish bites is to steep. I grew up with a mock fish dish but hadn’t made it for over 14 yrs, so decided I could make this cheaper alternative. And I could use it to bulk up the freezer for those time I can’t be bothered cooking!! Add hash browns and a few mock fish and find a sauce to make it zing. sweet chili or peri or thai dipping sauce yumm.

  2. Tommy says:

    Ah, thanks for this recipe! I remember having a vegan version at a Seventh Day Adventist restaurant years ago. I always thought it was very creative to use macaroni to simulate the flaky texture of fried fish. For a bit of seafood flavor, I think I’ll try adding nori flakes.

  3. Marlene says:

    My kids love this! They can’t have it often enough!
    They espesh enjoy it ith tartare sauce.

  4. Thanks for the comment. I’d love to hear what you think when you make this Mock Fish recipe for yourself!

  5. Hey this looks really interesting. I might have to try it myself.

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