It had been a while since I made these, so I was concerned that my picky eaters wouldn't like them anymore. I was pleased to see that my fears were unfounded, as they both wolfed them down with a smile!
Contains dairy. Our also contained wheat, and soy.
ETA: And fish. Duh, fish! I feel as little foolish for not mentioning the obvious.
Allergen note, Wheat and Soy: These were both in the breadcrumbs. By using safe breadcrumbs or making your own (with this recipe here) you could eliminate both of these allergens.
Allergen note, Dairy: I think it would taste fine without the Parmesan. You'd have to further modify the dip, though.
- 2-3 big potatoes
- 1 lb cod filets (or other mild fish)
- 4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
- 4 Tbsp ground flax seed, divided
- 14 Tbsp water, divided
- 2 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Olive oil or cooking spray
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup vegan mayo
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
While the potatoes are boiling, measure 2 Tbsp of ground flax each into two separate bowls or glasses. Into the first bowl, add 6 Tbsp of cold water, whisk together, and let the mixture sit while you keep working. This is Flax Goop #1.
Into the second bowl of flax, add 8 Tbsp (or roughly 1/4 cup) of water. Whisk together and let it sit. This is Flax Goop #2.
When the potatoes are tender, use a slotted spoon to lift them out to a large bowl. Add the cod to the pot, return to boiling, and boil (covered) for roughly five minutes, or until fish flakes easily.
Once you're ready to cook the fish cakes things happen pretty fast, so have the rest of your meal (including the dip) ready to go before you fry the fish cakes.
Note: Every previous time I've made this recipe, I've tried swirling olive oil around in the pan before cooking the fish cakes, and I always wind up with some that have WAY too much oil and others that don't brown because they don't have enough. For the first time this weekend, I used a cooking spray instead. I used the Winona Pure Oil we got in our swag bags at FABlogCon. It worked SOOOOO much better that I'm always going to do it this way. The pan got evenly sprayed without pooling and using too much, and a quick spray as I flipped each one ensured that the other sides would brown as well. This was a much better solution than I've been doing before, and I highly recommend this method to you!