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Cabbie Claw Recipe

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Cabbie Claw Recipe from


1½ lb cod fillets

1 dessertspoon grated horseradish

sprig of parsley

2 lb potatoes, boiled and mashed

1 hard boiled egg, roughly chopped


1 tablespoon chopped parsley

For the sauce:

1½ oz flour

1½ oz butter

¾ pint fish liquor

salt and pepper


 1. Place the cod fillets in a pan with the horseradish, sprig of parsley and salt. Cover with 1½ pints water, bring to the boil and simmer until the fish is cooked

2. Drain, reserving ¾ pint if the liquid for the sauce. Pipe a border of mashed potato around a large ashet and arrange the fish in the centre. Keep warm while making the sauce

3. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and cook for a few minutes without colouring

4. Add the fish liquid and milk, bring to the boil and cook to thicken. Stir in the hard boiled egg, season and pour over fish. Garnish with parsley and paprika

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