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sussex smokie bake recipe

Sussex Smokie Bake

Author: Becky
A twist on the Sussex Smokie Recipe. Usually served as a starter, this alternative Sussex Smokie Bake makes a filling family main meal.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 645 kcal


  • 220 g Smoked Haddock
  • 300 ml Milk
  • 100 ml Double Cream
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 500 g Potatoes
  • 1 Leek
  • 1 Onion
  • 50 g Butter
  • 20 g Plain Flour
  • Capful White Wine
  • 150 g Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 70 g Breadcrumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan assisted)
  • Peel and chop the potatoes into cubes, place in a pan and cover with water, bring to the boil and cook for a few minutes until the potatoes begin to soften.
  • Drain the potatoes and leave to one side.
  • Place the milk, cream and bay leaf into a pan and gently heat over a low flame.
  • Add the haddock and poach until soft.
  • Whilst the fish is poaching, finely chop the leek and onion and fry with 30g of the butter until soft.
  • Remove the fish from the milk and put to one side. Discard the bay leaf.
  • In a separate pan, mix the flour and the rest of the butter to make a paste.
  • Add a little of the milk to the paste and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the rest of the milk until it becomes thick and without lumps.
  • Add the wine and 100g of the cheddar and mix thorough until the cheese has melted.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Flake in the haddock and add the potatoes, leek and onion. Mix through and pour into an oven proof dish.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs with the rest of the cheese and sprinkle over the top.
  • Place in a preheated oven at 200 (180oc fan assisted) for 30-40 minutes until the breadcrumbs turn golden and crunchy

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 645kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 32gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 837mgPotassium: 1032mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1597IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 469mgIron: 4mg
Keyword bake, family friendly, fish, healthy, mid week meal, potatoes
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