Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cajun Catfish Cakes

The past week has been quite a week for us!  I had all four wisdom teeth removed last Friday, so things have been a bit out of whack around here!  For the first couple days, I pretty much stayed in bed.  And since then I have been getting back around to cooking and such, but I still have to eat fairly soft foods.  So this yummy recipe came in handy this week!  I usually make this with cod, but that seems to be harder to find these days, so I tried it with catfish, with great results!  I think any mild white fish would work.  We ate these with our first big pickin' of green beans from our garden.  Delicious!

Cajun Catfish Cakes

2 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 or 4 catfish fillets, cubed
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
Flour, salt and pepper

Boil the potatoes, onions and garlic in water until potatoes are nearly tender.  Add the cubed catfish and continue boiling for about 5 more minutes until both the potatoes and fish are soft.  Drain well.  Mash together with the butter and egg.  Stir in seasonings and then cracker crumbs.  Scoop the mixture with an ice cream scoop and form into cakes.  Dip in a mixture of flour, salt and pepper.  Fry in butter (or oil) until browned on both sides.  Serve hot with tarter sauce, if desired.  Enjoy!

Shared at Little House on the Prairie Living

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