Fishcake Friday … ok, so its not Friday but these are great to make ahead of time and freeze, and serve with a salad for a nice light supper, or make into smaller fishcakes and serve as app’s at your next get together (or movie night with the family!). I started off using this recipe and morphed it to our tastes and what I had on hand. The result was delish! Next time I would add a little Dijon Mustard as well. If you don’t care for catfish or basa, you can pretty much substitute any mild fish, salmon, or crab meat into this recipe. These were way easy to make and will now be a “go to” for easy peasy appy dinners!
- 2 basa or catfish fillets
- 4 small white potatoes -(peel left on, cut into small chunks)
- 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs (I used gluten free)
- 1 egg – beaten
- 1TB milk
- juice of 1 lemon (2TB or so) + another 1/2 lemon’s juice
- 1 TB minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1TB cajun seasoning
- vegetable oil for cooking
Boil potatoes in slightly salted water. While the potatoes are boiling, heat a deep frying pan to med high (heat it first before adding ingredients – this will allow your food to cook more evenly).
Add a bit of oil and the fish, cook for 3-4 min per side or until done.
Remove fish from pan, add to bowl, break up with fork. Add bread crumbs, add seasonings. Potatoes should be finished boiling – turn off burner, drain potatoes, put back into hot pan to burn off any excess water. Mash potatoes, add milk (may need a little more),- this is where I would add some Dijon Mustard next time – add egg to potatoes and stir until blended.
Add to fish mixture. Stir. Heat the fry pan again. Add a little bit of oil for frying. Form into balls and flatten a little, add to hot oil, fry for 2-3 min per side until golden brown. Drain or pat with paper towel. You can also try spritzing the balls with oil, then broiling or baking (450) instead of frying. We serve drizzled in remaining 1/2 lemon’s jucie, topped with slices of lemon (or try fancy’n it up with some lemon zest inside or on top of the cakes!), a big salad and homemade tartar sauce. enJOY.
In-A-Minute Tartar Sauce
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 2-3 tsp green relish (hamburger relish)