fishfrikkadelsThese are really delicious as a meal or as a snack with a dipping sauce but best of all they are cheap to make and have a freshness that is very unexpected. You will never again buy frozen fish cakes…. trust me. (enough for 4 people)

What you need

3 slice white bread
500g hake
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 medium inion grated
1 firm tomato grated
1 egg beaten
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of nutmeg
palm of fresh chopped parsley (about 2 heap[ed tablespoons)

Oil for frying

The process

Remove the crusts of the bread and soak in water. remove from the water and squeeze out as much as possible.

Place the soaked bread into a large mixing bowl.

Chop up the hake into small pieces, almost mincing the fish and add to the soaked bread along with all the rest of the ingredients.

Mix to distribute all of the ingrededients evenly and then form into patties.

Heat about 3cm of oil in a pan on a medium heat and fry the frikkadels until golden on each side. Should be about 4 minutes on each side.

these are truly yummy, serve with mash, salad, veg, anything that grabs your fancy really depending on which meal you are having.

Another traditional South African meal is Denningvleis, its rich and spicy but not hot.