Pastelitos de Pescado Recipe (Fish Cake)

Pastelitos de Pescado or commonly known as Fish Cake. It is a cake made with dried or flaked fish, vienna sausages onion and tomatoes. It can be served hot and cold. This recipe is suitable for special celebrations.
Ingredients for Pastelitos de Pescado
  • 4 cups flour 
  • 12 tbsps. butter 
  • 4 egg yolks 
  • 1 tsp. sugar 
  • 1 tsp. salt 

How to Prepare Pastelitos de Pescado:
Sift the flour, salt, and sugar. Work in the butter with the fingers and fold in the well-beaten yolks of 4 eggs. Sprinkle with enough cold water to bring the mass together work very lightly with the fingers.
Place the dough on a floured board and roll to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 equal parts. On one part spread the filling evenly.

How to Make the Filling for Pastelitos de Pescado:

  • 1 onion, chopped fine 
  • 2 tomatoes, roasted, skin and seeds removed, and chopped fine 
  • 2 cups flaked fish 
  • 3 Vienna sausages, chopped fine 
  • 4 tablespoons grated cheese 
  • 4 tablespoons chopped ham 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

  1. Saute the onion and tomato in butter. Add the fish, sausage and ham, and cook 3 minutes longer. 
  2. Then add the grated Season to taste. 
  3. Cover with the other sheet of dough rolled out to 1/3 inch and press gently with a rolling pin. 
  4. Cut in rectangles 3 inches and 1 inch wide. 
  5. Place in a buttered and floured pan, brush with lightly yolks of eggs, and bake in a moderate oven until brown.

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