There ain't nuttin bad about these suckers. We always use haddock for our fish cakes, but feel free to use Cod or whatever white fish you prefer.
1.5 lbs of fresh haddock fillets
8 cups of russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup of milk
salt and pepper
butter and olive oil
Step 1: Place your potatoes in a large pot. Cover with cold water, bring to a boil and cook until a knife goes easily through the potatoes. Drain and set aside.
Step 2: While the potatoes are cooking, in a large frying pan over medium heat, add a little olive olive and a little butter. Once hot add the onion. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Saute for 4-5 minutes until cooked. Place cooked onion on a plate for later use.
Step 3: Using the same frying pan, add the fish. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Break up the fish as it cooks, creating small chunks of fish. Remove from heat once cooked (roughly 10-15 minutes).
Step 4: In your stand-mixer, place the potatoes, fish, onion, egg and milk. Season lightly with salt and pepper. With the paddle attachment, combine all the ingredients together until well incorporated.
Step 5: Let the mixture cool a little before making them into patties.
Step 6: For evenly sized cakes, use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to scoop out and divide the mixture. As if you were making hamburger patties, take the mixture with clean hands and pack together, making them round and even. Continue with the rest of the mixture.
Step 7: Place 2 cups of panko breadcrumbs onto a large plate. Take 1 patty at a time, press each side into the breadcrumbs, until nice coated. Continue with the rest of the patties, adding more breadcrumbs as needed.
Step 8: Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Let it get hot then add a few patties. Cook 4-5 minutes per side, flipping them when they are golden in colour with a nice crisp look. Continue with the rest of the patties, adding more olive oil and butter as needed.
Serve with tartar sauce (or ketchup in some households...) and freshly steamed veggies like carrots & broccoli! ENJOY!