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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Fish Cakes

This is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes or fish, in this case it was leftover prawns I wanted to do something with. I have to say I've never eaten a really good fish cake but I'm pleased to say these were an exception (of course they were I cooked them myself, I thankyou). This recipe will make 6 large fish cakes.

350g of fresh snapper
20 cooked prawns
2 medium sized potatoes
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/2 a cup of fresh flat leafed parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, squished through your garlic press
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Boil the potatoes until soft and set them aside until ready to mash them.
Mince the prawns in a food mixer with a metal blade and set aside.
Cook the snapper in unsalted boiling water for a few minutes until it is cooked through and easily comes apart.
Mash the potatoes and place in a large bowl with the prawn meat, flaked fish and the rest of the ingredients. Taste the mix and adjust seasoning.
Form into cakes, I used a round pastry cutter as a form for the cakes and then fry in a little oil over medium heat. Try not to play with the cakes too much or they will fall apart. They take about 20 mins to cook through (10 mins each side).
Serve with a salad of chopped cucumber, capsicum, tomato, red onion and strawberries dressed with a simple olive oil and red wine vinaigrette with a little salt and pepper added.


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