Potato cod balls
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Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 egg sized russet potatoes
  • 80g cod fillet
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • a couple of dashes of ground black pepper
  • a couple of dashes of garlic powder
  • a few dashes of unsalted mixed herbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • plain flour
  • breadcrumbs
  • water
  • oil
Dipping sauce (optional):
  • 2 tablespoons apricot/ orange marmalade jam
  • 2 teaspoons golden/ maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and dice them.
  2. Bring some water to boil in a pot.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water.
  4. Place the diced potato in when the water boils and cook till potato is tender (15-20min).
  5. Meanwhile, dice the cod fillet.
  6. When the potatoes are cooked, sieve out the potatoes and mash with a potato masher.
  7. While the potato is still hot, add in the butter, black pepper, garlic powder, ½-1 teaspoon salt and mixed herbs and mix well.
  8. Add the diced cod to the mashed potato and mix well then place the mixture in the fridge for at least half an hour to set.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauce. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and set it aside.
  10. After the potato-cod mixture has set, take about 1-2 teaspoons and roll it into a small ball. Repeat the process (you should yield 25-30balls).
  11. Get three bowls for the flour, beaten eggs and breadcrumbs.
  12. Coat the ball with flour, egg and breadcrumbs (in that order). Repeat process for remaining balls.
  13. Heat oil for frying the balls. To reduce the amount of oil used, the oil should only cover half of each ball rather than submerging the whole ball in oil.
  14. Flip the ball over when the underside turns golden brown.
  15. Drain and serve with dipping sauce (optional).
Notes
1. For a complete meal on the go, serve with fruits like strawberries/ grapes/ blueberries.
2. Potato cod balls can be prepared the day before and fried the next day.
Recipe by at http://simplymommie.com/2013/05/cod-potato-balls.html