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Chakalaka & Pilchard Fritters

Makes 30

Hands-on time: 20 minutes

Hands-off time: 30 minutes


1 tin (400g) Lucky Star Pilchards in Sweet Chilli Sauce

1 tin (410g) Lucky Star Chakalaka Mild & Spicy

2 large eggs, whisked

1¼ cup (141g) self-raising flour

2 cups (300g) grated potatoes

½ cup (63g) grated cheese (optional)

Serving suggestion: Mayonnaise

Chopped parsley

Lemon wedges


1. Add the pilchards from the Lucky Star Pilchards in Sweet Chilli Sauce tin to a large mixing bowl and lightly shred with a fork. Keep the Sweet Chilli Sauce aside for later use. *Chef’s Tip: The pilchards can be deboned if preferred!

2. Add the Lucky Star Chakalaka Mild & Spicy, whisked eggs, self-raising flour, grated potatoes and cheese, if using. Mix together until combined.

3. Heat a large lightly greased pan over medium heat.

4. Spoon 3-4 portions of the fritter mixture into the frying pan.

5. Cook the fritters for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden and crispy. Repeat with the rest.

6. In a small bowl, mix the leftover sweet chilli sauce from the Lucky Star tin with ½ cup of mayonnaise until combined.

7. Serve the fritters on a platter with the sweet chilli mayo dipping sauce on the side. Garnish the fritters with chopped parsley, serve with some lemon wedges and ENJOY!

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