From Africa to the United States, fish is an abundant resource that contributes significantly to daily food, income and employment of millions of people. Simple fried African fish cakes is a universal recipe loved throughout the world.
In one of my earliest memories, my father, brothers, and I would dig for worms, make fishing poles out of cane sticks, attached a fishing line, hooks to catch brim, and other freshwater fish. We would spend hours fishing, so we could have fried fish for supper. Mom would clean the fish and filet on the shore of the lake. She would roll the fish in equal amounts of flour and cornmeal mixed with salt and pepper, and pan fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. There is nothing better than fresh caught fish for supper.
Another recipe I fondly remember is fried fish cakes.
Simple Fried African Fish Cakes Recipe
2 smoked fish filets
1/2 cup of dried bread crumbs
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons of chopped onions
2 tablespoons of whole milk
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup vegetable oil
Heat oil in a medium frying pan. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Shape the mixture into equal size patties. Fry patties on both sides until golden brown.
Did you know?
Thawing frozen fish in milk will draw out the frozen taste and provide a fresh-caught flavor.