We spent this past weekend at the family cottage in Northport, Nova Scotia...right on the ocean. Here's the view from the deck...
There's nothing quite like fresh seafood in the summertime. You can literally watch the fishing boats coming in from where we were. So of course, we filled up on lobster, salmon, scallops and haddock.
With 2 lbs of fresh haddock we decided to make fish cakes. They were a big hit. Our 1.5 year old daughter Zoey loved them! We had the leftovers the next morning with an over easy egg on top... that I would highly recommend as well.
Here is the recipe:
1 lb haddock fillets
4 or 5 potatoes
milk (any kind)
parsley or dill
salt and pepper
optional: green peas would be a nice addition to these as well!
optional: a sauce to top it off.... mix a little garlic, lemon juice, fresh dill, salt and pepper into some full fat greek yogurt.
1. Peel and chop potatoes into large chunks. Place in a pot to boil. When soft, drain water and mash with a little butter and some salt and pepper.
2. While potatoes are cooking: put some milk and butter into a pan on medium heat. Add haddock with salt and pepper and cook until the haddock is flaky.
3. Let fish and potatoes cool.
4. Dice onion and place into bowl with the potatoes.
5. Whip an egg in a bowl and add to potato and onions.
6. Add haddock, salt, pepper, herb of choice, and lemon juice to bowl.
7. Mix gently. Form into patties. Cool in refrigerator until ready to cook.
8. Heat avocado oil in a frying pan. Fry fish cakes until brown and crispy on each side.
Let us know what you think!