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Here is a great recipe if you are trying to get your children (or adult sized children :-)) to eat fish. The other ingredients mask the fishiness of the fish. Enjoy!
Cod Cakes with Spicy Sauce:
1 1b steamed cod or any other flaky fish you like
1 large peeled, diced, steamed potato
1 tsp lemon pepper (or 3/4 tsp ground pepper with a half -whole lemon squeezed)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 TBS grated onion
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
2/3 panko for breading
3 TBS olive oil, one TBS butter for frying, may need more
Steps:
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the panko breadcrumbs and mash with a potato masher or fork
Stir in 1/3 of the breadcrumbs until combined
Form into patties, about 3″ wide
Place 2/3 cup breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and dip each patty in and press down so that they are covered on both sides with the crumbs. Shake off excess
In a medium sized skillet, preferably ceramic non-stick, pour in enough of the olive oil and butter to cover pan , about a TBS of oil and a tsp of butter and heat until hot
Fry patties until browned on one side, flip and brown the other side.
Repeat , adding more oil and butter until all patties are crispy
Serve with sauce (recipe below)
Makes about 12 patties
Sauce:
one TBS mayo
1 1/2 TBS sour cream
18 tsp spicy smoked paprika
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Stir in a small bowl until combined and chill