Fish Cakes

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Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:16 am

Fish Cakes (serves 4)

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500g potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic crushed or finely chopped
500g snapper
2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind (or lemon pepper seasoning)
1 cup breadcrumbs (or stuffing mix to add extra taste)
1 egg
salt and pepper
Oil for frying

Boil potatoes in large pan until tender, drain, mash and set aside.

Heat oil in large frying pan, add onion and garlic, cook until soft. Add fish and use a fork to break into flakes. Once the fish is cooked add fish mixture, lemon rind, and seasoning (or lemon pepper seasoning), breadcrumbs and egg to potato mixture. Mix well. Divide mixture into portions using your hands and shape like fishcakes. Place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

To shallow fry patties, heat 1cm deep oil in large pan. When oil is really hot carefully add patties in batches. Cook until browned on one side, turn over and brown underneath.

Remove and drain excess oil on a paper towel.

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Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:11 pm

My review:

BEST fish cakes I've ever had!

Rating: 10/10

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Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:49 pm

Mental wrote:My review:

BEST fish cakes I've ever had!

Rating: 10/10

Mental
I think there's some coersion going on here :D
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:34 pm

Mate now I'm Hungry !!!

I also use the same method but with smoked Kahawai
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:51 pm

Printed, given to the Mrs and all now i need to do is cathc some fish :?
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:07 pm

Heh heh...Likewise :D
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Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:43 pm

Certainly sounds good, who was responsible for the photo? I am sure with a 13lb and 25lb Snapper to get through we will be seeing more recipes emerging.... Only wish I had the same problem :lol:

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Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:03 pm

Decided to try these tonight.

They're currently sitting in the fridge as time ticks by oh-so-slowly :mrgreen:
Daughter has been popping in every 5 minutes to sniff them (must be a good sign)

The kitchen smells all lemony and garlicy and oniony, I'm sitting here salivating and looking forward to getting stuck in !

Will let you know.

25min to go...
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Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:09 pm

Thumbs up across the board - AND a green card to go and get more fish tomorrow for second helpings :D

Have you tried freezing these? I imagine they would freeze well whilst "raw"
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Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:42 pm

I take it you have used snapper as that is all you get up your way and in fact any fish would do :lol:
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Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:01 am

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Thumbs up across the board - AND a green card to go and get more fish tomorrow for second helpings :D

Have you tried freezing these? I imagine they would freeze well whilst "raw"
Awesome HLD, glad they went down well :)

Yep they should freeze, the only doubt would be how they hold together after defrosting... Won't know unless we try I guess ;)

Gonna try with some smoked fish next time too!

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Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:17 pm

Tried them tonight an very nice ! :y:

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Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:19 pm

I cooked them tonite with Fresh Snapper, Changed the lemon pepper for a teaspoon of Cajun Mix. Very much worth the effort. Unfortunetly teenage boys ensured that there were no leftovers. I was looking forward to a couple for lunch tomorrow.

Cheers Mrs Mental

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Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:29 pm

That wasnt good timing , to read this while sitting at my desk hungry!!! Must try tonight , sounds very tasty ,, cheers Mrs Mental!!! :y:
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Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:14 pm

Had these last night but made with the Kahawai I smoked at the weekend :y: :y: :y:
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Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Made these last week but swapped the potato for kumara and very tasty. Have some in the freezer.....hummmm.....maybe tonight's dinner.

Next time I will swap some of the lemon for Thai seasoning

Thanks for the recipe

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Sun May 02, 2010 5:41 pm

This recipe passed the test in our house ?? Thanks Mrs Mental :P :D

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Tue May 04, 2010 9:42 pm

Agreed :y: Mental, your a lucky man

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Wed May 05, 2010 9:21 am

Mental wrote:
Yep they should freeze, the only doubt would be how they hold together after defrosting... Won't know unless we try I guess ;)
They defrosted fine and cooked up just as tasty.

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Thu May 06, 2010 10:12 am

I tried it on Monday Night with some fresh D'Urville Island blue cod and I was very impressed. Only problem was that there were none left when I had finished.
Thanks Mrs mental for a fantastic recipe :D :D :D
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