Fish cakes are fried fish balls, tasty and fun to eat. You can use cod, but also salmon. Here is the recipe
Have you ever heard of fish cakes? This delicious dish of the British tradition it is one of the most appreciated snacks across the Channel and in the States!
It's about a fish meatball (to choose as you like between what you like or have at home) lightly flattened with le potatoes and the eggs, fried then in the boiling oil. The fish cakes are very good and very easy to prepare, with a lively taste that even the little ones like. It is therefore a great way to make people eat fish also for children, presenting it in a tasty and fun way.
How to prepare fish cakes
300 g of cod fillets (but the salmon or another fish you have at home is fine too)
5 large potatoes
Grated cheese (grana or pecorino)
Extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper
The first thing to do to prepare tasty fish cakes it's cooking fish. Sauté a clove of garlic in a pan with extra virgin olive oil. Then add the fish, adjust to salt and pepper, blend with a little White wine and let it cook until it becomes soft. At this point put it in a fairly large bowl and mash it with the help of a fork.
Then take the potatoes, peel them, cut them into slices and cook them in the same pan where you cooked the fish, adding a little oil and a little water. Cook them until they become very soft. At this point, drain the water well, mash it well and add it to the bowl with the fish.
Add the beaten eggs, the grated cheese, thechives (alternatively, parsley and basil can go well), chilli (do not overdo it, especially if they have to eat fish cakes even the smallest ones) and mix everything together. When the mixture is homogeneous let it rest for a few hours fridge or freezer to compact it better before frying it.
At this point formed the fish cakes from the dough, must be of the meatballs slightly crushed. Pass them in the flour and dip them in the boiling oil, frying until they are well browned. Dry them and eat them hot, they will be one delight for the palate!
You can accompany fish cakes with one sour sauce or one mayonnaise to make them even tastier.