A dear "Newfie" friend used to make these for me and I love them. Cut back on the oil in the skillet for a skinny version. To be really authentic serve these cod cakes with baked beans. You may use left over mashed potatoes but they will produce a softer pattie. Just boil your potatoes and mash them with nothing added.
I found this on the internet and it is easy, quick and delicious. Cooking times will depend on the thickness of the fish but I am using the time it took to cook a 3 inch thick piece of cod. I imagine this recipe would work with other light white fish also.
This recipe is healthy, simple, and elegant enough for a party. It originally came from a restaurant in the Napa Valley of California. This cooks fast, so have the rest of your dishes ready or nearly ready by the time you put the fish in the oven. I have used tilapia but any white fish fillets should work.
If you want to add more fish to your diet, here's an easy way to start. When you are baking fish, choose a thicker fish fillet (more like COD, tilapia is too thin). Total baking time will be very dependent on the thickness of the fillet, so if you notice that the fish is splitting apart, it is done!
There is nothing fancy about this but if your looking for a crispy coating without any deep-frying this is about as good as it gets, If your skillet is not large enough to hold all of the fish, then transfer to a baking sheet that has been coated with oil, only dry breadcrumbs or the coating will not adhere to the fish --- cooking time is for oven only, if desired any large fish fillet can be replaced for the cod, all seasoning my be adjusted to taste
This is from Bittman's book, The Best Recipes in the World", in which he says that in Rome, it would typically be made with bass or turbot. However, he also said it can be made with any fillet you like and chose to write up the recipe with cod. There are also variations in the notes for using some vegetables with it too, along with making it in a covered baking dish.
These can be served as an entree or a main course and also make for a lovely light lunch. They are great as a one of the dishes you prepare when doing a BBQ, they cook well on an oiled BBQ plate. I have listed two different dipping sauce below you can make both or try the one that you think you will like best or even make your own. I have listed serving size as 4-6 depending on whether you are making this as a main course or a starter or for lunch
This is a wonderful recipe that is so quick and easy to prepare and is great either on the grill, if it is BBQ weather or just done in the frying pan as I cooked it the other night. Depending on how you like your tuna cooked it is on the table in about 15-20 Min's. I like my tuna pink in the middle as tuna should be undercooked, otherwise it gets quite tough.