Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Salmon Cakes for the Whole Family

I've been meaning to try this recipe for a few months now, and finally got around to it the other night. This is from the Organic Baby & Toddler Cookbook by Lizzie Vann. Yes, this is a recipe meant for babies, but it is really delicious and healthy for Mommy and Daddy too. It was a big hit with my family. Especially my husband, he ate 3! You can make these with salmon or cod and serve as is or on a bun. This is for little ones 10+ months and Mommies and Daddies of all ages!

Here's what you need:
2 large organic potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 lbs fresh salmon or cod (bones and skin removed your fish seller will do this for you if you ask)
Milk for poaching
6 scallions, trimmed and chopped
freshly ground black pepper
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 heaping cup of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
3 tbsp vegetable oil

Cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water until soft, about 12-15 minutes. Drain and mash with lemon juice and half of the butter.

Poach fish in a pan of milk. Add enough milk to cover the fish. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer until the fish is no longer translucent, about 5-10 minutes. Drain the fish and chop into small pieces.

In a separate pan, fry the scallions in the remaining butter until soft. Add the scallions, fish, and pepper to the potato mixture and combine. Divide the mixture into 8 (you may have more than 8 patties, I had around 12), and pat into burger shapes with floured hands.

Beat the egg and milk together in a bowl. Coat each burger first in the egg mixture, then in the bread crumbs (I added a little salt and pepper in the breadcrumbs for some more flavor).

Heat half of the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, then turn the heat down to low and add four burgers. Fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel and keep warm. Add the rest of the oil and repeat the process with the remaining burgers. Let cool a minute and then serve and enjoy!  Remember to cut your little one's portion up into bite size pieces.

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