Cod Fish Cakes With Spicy Cheesy Grits

Kathy Williams

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@KMW2013

Friday night was fish night growing up. We always had grits and Cole slaw with our fish cakes or salmon patties.
Roll the cod fish mixtures into balls, fry and serve as an appetizer.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

4
thick filet of cod
1 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
salt
3 medium
potatoes, peeled, sliced
1/2 tsp
thyme
1 Tbsp
old bay seasoning
1 Tbsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
celery salt
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
dill, dried
1
egg
1 c
bread crumbs
8-9
saltine cracker crumbs

CHEESY GRITS

1 c
grits, quick-cooking
1 1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tsp
smoked paprika
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
2-3 dash(es)
liquid smoke flavoring
1 small
jar pimentos
1-2 Tbsp
butter
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large pot mix together sugar, salt and enough water to cover the fish. Over med-high heat cook fish for 5-8 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain. Meanwhile cook potatoes until tender drain and cool.
2
In a large bowl, mash potatoes, and crumble up fish. Mix together with the thyme, old bay, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, dill, and lemon juice. Taste to add salt and pepper. Mix in egg.
In a medium bowl combine bread crumbs and crackers.
3
Cook grits according to package.
Form patties out of the fish potato mixture. Press into the bread crumbs and saltine crackers. Sprinkle with old bay seasoning and pepper. Heat an 1/4 cup of oil in a skillet to med-high. Fry each patty until golden brown and heated through.
4
For the Cheesy Grits: Mix all the ingredients together with the cooked grits. Add a little milk to thin them out. Taste to add more liquid smoke or cayenne pepper.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #potato, #Grits, #cod fish