East Coast Fish Cakes
Fish cakes with salt cod are a beloved Atlantic Canadian delicacy, embodying tradition and coastal flavors.
Salt cod is soaked to reduce its salinity, then mixed with potatoes, creating a hearty and flavorful base. The mixture is enhanced with onions, herbs, and spices, forming a perfect blend of textures and tastes. These cakes are delicately fried until golden and crispy, showcasing a harmonious marriage of maritime ingredients. Whether enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or main dish, fish cakes with salt cod pay homage to the region’s seafaring heritage and offer a nostalgic and delightful culinary experience.
If you have never worked with salt cod before it is very important to soak and rinse the fish other wise you will end up with an inedible product. Around these parts fish cakes are typically served with baked beans and green tomato chow. Here at home we are a house divided; one of us loves baked beans and the other does not, and I can not put enough emphasis on the does not part. And while one of us loves green tomato chow the other…well, you get the point. So in order to keep everyone happy we skip the beans and serve our fish cakes with our homemade mustard pickles!
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