Thursday, May 20, 2010

Recipe: Cod Fish Cakes

I'm trying to incorporate more seafood into our diet as we are "seafood snobs" and have simply refused to buy frozen seafood since moving to Kansas from the East Coast.  I now realize this is rediculous as seafood can still taste good from frozen.

These Cod Fish Cakes are simple to make and delicious.  The taste of parmesan and potatoes comes through nicely.  The outside is crisp while the inside is soft.  These freeze well and you could easily make a batch and freeze them cooked or not.  The whole family enjoyed this dish and it'll become a go-to recipe for many meals to come.

I found this over at Simply Recipes where she started the site to document her families recipes.  She won the 2006 Food Blog Awards which is no surprise once you see her photography, writing and make a few of her dishes.  Just today she posted Sea Scallops with Asaparagus Sauce - wow!

from Simply Recipes

1 lb of cod fillets
2 medium-sized russett potatoes
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Grapeseed oil, or other high smoke point oil such as canola oil, for frying

Boil and mash the potatoes (don't add butter or milk - just squash them), set them aside.

Boil the codfish until it flakes easkly. Drain and flake the fish with a fork. Be sure to remove all bones.

Mix the flaked fish, the potatoes and the rest of the ingredients together well by hand. If the mixture is too crumbly, add another egg. If too sticky, add some more bread crumbs.

Form the mixture into cakes and fry them on medium high heat in a skillet coated with oil.

Makes 12 fish cakes. Serves 4-6.

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  1. I love her recipes too. Theses do look good. That's a nice way to get more fish in your diet, especially for kids.

  2. Hi Sarah,

    It is always great to incorporate more fish in our diets. The cakes look great.
    I just wanted to share my Eco friendly fish guide with you. I carry it in my wallet and it has helped me out a lot.

  3. Sarah, I'm printing this recipe out, they look and sound absolutely delicious! And now that I know I like cod, I can't wait to make them, lol. I love fish cakes, but have only made salmon fish cakes so I'm really looking forward to these. Thanks!

  4. I grew up on salmon patties. If these are at all similar, I'll bet I'd love them!

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! I appreciate it greatly.

    xo Erin

  5. Glad you got over your fear of midwest seafood! My husband is actually the same way; especially when it comes to crab (he's from Maryland where blue crab is king). These look good and I'm pretty sure my kids would demolish them.

  6. Thanks for the sweet comments ladies and I'll go check out that fish guide right away. Salmon patties I must try as they sound so good! Julie my hubby's from MD too and we get crabs everytime we visit! We've found Nova Scotia mussels at our local grocery store - fresh! - a few times recently and we also find fresh Maine lobster from time to time. What a treat indeed ;)

  7. This looks great. I've never tried cod patties, but it's a good idea to incorporate white fish into the diet.


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