Pilchards Potato Bake


  • 2 x 400g cans Saldanha Pilchards in Tomato Sauce
  • 25g tomato paste
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • ¼ cup cream or yoghurt – optional
  • Salt and black pepper to taste



  1. Empty the cans of pilchards and tomato paste into a bowl and break the pilchards into large pieces.
  2. Slice the onion and potato thinly, breaking the onion into rings.
  3. Place alternate layers of pilchards, potato slices and onion rings into a buttered pie plate.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Mix the herbs and bread crumbs and sprinkle on the top and dot with butter.
  6. Bake at 180ºC for 45 minutes.
  7. Pour cream or yoghurt over the top and serve with green salad.
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