Cameroonian fish pies - Precious Core


Cameroonian fish pie video recipe on the blog today! Drum roll and hand claps, please. I’ve been meaning to make this video for a very long time. First, because fish pie recipe is one of the most popular recipes here. It has changed lives – literally.

fish pies - Cameroon

Secondly, because this version comes with some modifications. Like the quantity of butter. I made the crust in this one with a lot of butter. It is soft and crumbly and just perfect. Hear me again: it is PERFECT. Oh the powah of buttah!

African fish pies recipe

Instead of creating circles to make my pies like I did in this recipe, I used a pie maker. It makes shaping the pies super easy!

You guys, there is nothing like delicious homemade pies. The fish filling is filled with flavour. You can add in as many or as few vegetables as you like. The awesome fish filling and the perfect pie crust are a match made in heaven. When you taste this, you are going to go like, “ummmm! YES!”

Cameroonian fish pies - the best recipe

Make some soon!

Watch the video:

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Cameroonian fish pies - Precious Core
Cameroonian Fish Pie (Video Recipe)
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This pie consists of a flaky crust and it is filled with the most flavourful fish filling.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Servings: 8 pies
Author: Precious of
For the dough
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (360 g) plus 2 tablespoons for dusting
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter - the butter should be softened
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
For the filling
  • 2 tins of sardines in oil (125 g each)
  • 1 medium carrot - shredded
  • 2 stems green onions - chopped
  • 1/2 a small onion - chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  1. To make the filling, pour half of the oil from one can of sardines into a skillet. Let it heat up on medium heat then saute the onions until fragrant. Add in garlic and stir then add in the green onions and carrots. Mix until well combined then you push the vegetables to one side of the pan. Put in all the sardines without the oil into the pan. Then mash them, being careful not to make it too mushy. Mix the mashed fish together with the sauteed veggies and turn off the heat.

  2. To make the dough, combine flour, butter, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Mix using your fingers until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add the cold water and mix to form a dough.

  3. To make the pie, roll out about 1/8th of the dough and place on an open large hand pie maker. Put in two tablespoons of the filling. Then press the hand pie maker together to seal the edges. Repeat process wth the rest of the dough. If you do not have a hand pie-maker, simply roll out the dough into a large rectangle then use something with a round edge like the lid of a small pot to form circles on the dough. Place your filling in the middle of each circle then cover to form a half moon. Press the edges with a fork so they seal.

  4. Place pies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Beat an egg then use a pastry brush (or your hands) to rub the egg all over the pies. 

  5. Bake in an oven at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20 minutes.

cameroonian fish pie - Precious Core

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  1. Yass!!….I love fish pies but have never come around to making any by myself. I guess i don’t have the patience to, though it seems ‘easy’. Those Bamenda “mamis” that used to ‘take style’ and finish somebody’s pocket money with those their ‘killer'(tasty) fish pies ehhn. Chai! #DiaRisGodOh. Lol.

  2. chai, i just strolled in from SDK. Another foodie blog I will die in. Those fish pies… dang!

  3. Looks very yummy; love it

  4. I love fish pie so much, I can’t have enough of it. whether Nigerian or Cameroonian. I LOVE IT.

  5. Not a fan of fish pie. Maybe cos the first one l ever ate tasted bland


  6. will love to join ur page

  7. Please how can one get the pie maker?

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  9. Pls don’t you have recipes for weight watchers,or those trying to loose weight.

  10. Kameni estelle

    Waooo im really the kitchen type and love to try out new stuffs but the last time i tried this using an oven i didn’t appreciate the rolls but i was adviced to fry it in oil rather what do u think precious?

    • Hi Estelle, if you follow this exact recipe, you do not need to fry them. Baking is perfect because there’s so much fat in the dough. Hope you try it again!

  11. Helllooooo your recipes are just so wonderful .I just tried your fish roll and meat pie OMG….. It was “insanely delicious” in mummy precious core’s voice . God bless you abundantly n remain ever blessed.

  12. Chai I didn’t know that I can just sit like that and start making my own fish roll pie and many more thank you sister have learnt alot

  13. Princess Neleh

    Hello Precious, I really appreciate you for this precious work u are doing. I really have a problem with mixing the fish pie dough. It ends becoming strong. And when you try the fish pie, it’s not cripsy and doesn’t look smooth on the outside. And when u eat, it’s hard to chew. Please where did I go wrong? I need your help. Thanks

    • Hi Princess, I think your problem is you didn’t follow my exact measurements. With this measurement the dough isn’t strong at all. Also, the pies turn out very flaky. Measure the flour and butter just like I stated and try again. Please let me know how it goes.

  14. Thanks so much. I think I have to try it again. Can I use oil in the place of butter?

  15. Princess Neleh

    Thanks so much dear. I will follow your recipe and let u know how it goes.

  16. thanks precious i followed the recipe for meat ball wow it was great

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  18. Precious, thanks a bunch for ur recipes. They are so explicit. Hope to try my hands on the pie, will let u know how it goes. God bless you

  19. Princess Neleh

    And this time around, my fish pie came out superb. In fact it was come and see, and taste with your mouth but I had to fry it because my oven has a problem. Thanks so much my darling Precious u make cooking so precious to me. God bless you Love.

  20. Hello Precious,
    I am a Cameroonian and i had lost touch of some good old recipes until i stumbked on your blog. I must confess i love checking your recipes just to make sure i do a goid job in my kitchen . I love your chin chin recipe so much!! I made quite a bunch during the christmas season thanks to you. Now i am on your fish roll recipe and i am sure it will taste great as well. Goodjob.

  21. Thanks thanks thanks…i did it!!!!
    God bless you

  22. Oh wow… been waiting for this recipe. Thanks precious

  23. Oh Precious making the kitchen so precious i use your blog as my kitchen recipe book.Thanks so much .one more plea can you give the fish pie recipe using one kg.i will be immensely grateful for that thanks

    • Hi Carine, tripling this recipe will yield quantities for 1 kg. That’s the recipe times 3. You’ll need to add a little more cold water though. I suggest adding 1 tablespoon of cold water at a tie until the dough combines. Hope this helps.

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