Simple Fish Cakes


Simple Fish Cakes
1 small Onion (finely chopped)
500 grams fish fillets (skinned)
350 mililiters white wine (or fish stock)
500 grams potatoes (mashed)
1 tbsp parsley ((up to 2 tbsp) tarragon or dill or a mix, chopped)
1 qty flour (for dusting)
1 large egg (beaten)
1 qty fresh or dried breadcrumb (to coat)
1 qty Oil for frying

Put the onion in a large frying pan, sit the fish on top and pour the wine or stock over. Bring to a gentle simmer, cover and cook the fish for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and cool. Strain out the onion and mix into the mashed potato with the herbs.
Flake in the fish in decent-sized chunks and season. Gently mix everything and, using floured hands, shape into 8 cakes. Lightly dust with flour, dip in egg and then in breadcrumbs. Chill for at least 30 minutes (important or they will come apart in the pan).
Heat 1cm oil in a large frying pan. Fry the fish cakes in batches for 3-4 minutes each side or until they are golden, crisp and heated through. Drain on kitchen paper.

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