Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Fish Cakes

I have had a craving for fish for the last few weeks. Living at the coast one would imagine that this is a craving which should be easily satisfied. Well it's actually not. Fresh fish is now a luxury, right up there with fillet steak.

Yesterday I decided to throw caution and money to the wind and buy the best looking fresh fish fillets I could find. To my horror the only fish they had was minced hake and frozen angelfish. This resulted in some very quick thinking on my part. FISH CAKES!

I bought ½Kg of minced hake and set off home rather disappointed that we weren't having the grilled fillets I was hoping for.

My fish cakes are dead easy, and although they weren't my first choice, they did turn out very good.

Fish Cakes
500g Minced Hake
1 Onion finely Chopped
1 tsp Chili Flakes ( you can reduce this amount)
1 desert spoon Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon finely grated Lemon Zest
1 table spoon Lemon Juice
1 Egg
Breadcrumbs (Optional)

Put everything (except the breadcrumbs) into a bowl and mix together well.
Cover and place in the fridge for an hour.
Take bowl from the fridge, form into cakes and roll in either flour or breadcrumbs.
Place on a plate and freeze for at least ½ hour.

Warm a little oil in a pan and fry the fish cakes until golden brown and firm to the touch.

Serve with wedge of lemon.

1 comment:

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

You cakes look beautiful! Isn't that funny when the food gods throw you for a loop!?

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