I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Potato Fish Cakes

When the fam doesn't really like fish and you need to try different ways of making it to get them on board.  This worked!

400 g white fish (I used basa)
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
1 small onion sliced
1 cup milk

3/4 cup mashed potato (plain, no milk or butter)
1 tsp dry parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsps flour (if needed)

1/4 cup flour
1 egg
few drops of hot sauce like tabasco
1/2 cup panko crumbs

3 tbsps mayo
1 tsp relish
1/8 tsp paprika

In a saucepan simmer milk, pepper and onion together for about 5 minutes, then add the fish and simmer for another 7-10 minutes to poach the fish. 

Remove the pan from heat and allow the fish to cool in the milk.  Once cooled remove the fish and reserve the milk.

Flake fish in a large bowl. Add the potatoes which I "riced" through a colander with the back of a spoon, since I don't own a ricer.

Stir in the parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and egg.

Combine to form patties. If your mixture is too wet add a tablespoon or so of flour. If it is too dry add a little of the reserved poaching milk. You can make a bechamel sauce with the balance but my gang wouldn't have liked that. 

Now to bread them...have the flour in one bowl, the egg and tabasco in another and the panko in a third.  Dip each pattie in flour, then egg, then panko to coat.  

When ready to fry heat a few tablespoons of oil in a frying pan on medium heat and fry the patties 3-4 minutes each side.

Mix the mayo, relish and paprika together to serve as a quick tartar sauce. With a side of fries please!

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