Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fish "balls" via Mukasechic

As usual I was on a hunt for new recipes to keep me busy & I stumbled on my fellow Ghanaian lady's blog called Mukasechic(Mukase means Kitchen for those wondering)....I saw this recipe & decided to try it out.....I found another appetizer option! Thanks to Ms. Jay....check out her blog ---> Mukasechic

Ingredients:


  • 1 whole fish ( cut into 3 pieces) or you can buy fillet fish if you don't want the whole fish shenanigans (lol)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2-3 potatoes 
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoning salt (as always I used lawry's seasoning salt)
  • 1/3 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper/black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs (you might need more when you start coating the balls)
  • 1 small onion
Ps: if you are not a spicy food person you can decrease the amount of pepper.


Method:
  1. Soak your fish in the milk for 5 minutes, then steam it, when its steamed, flake it with a fork and set it aside. Peel and wash your potatoes, boil it for about 20 minutes
  2. The milk that you soaked your fish in, use that and 1 teaspoon of butter to mash your boiled potatoes, when the potatoes are all mashed, set it aside
  3. Chop the onions, and sauté  with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of butter
  4. In one big bowl, mix your flaked fish,mashed potatoes,sautéed onions, seasoning salt and pepper, when completed mixed, take a tablespoon full and roll into an shape of your choice, I chose to go with balls hence the name "fish balls"......after the balls are made roll in in some flour, the eggs and finally coat with breadcrumbs
  5. Fry until its golden brown, ENJOY!!

The ingredients

Soaked the fish in milk, then steamed and flaked it

Sauteed onions, mixing the potatoes with milk from fish, mashed potatoes, and before making the balls

Making the fish balls

All ready...Yummy!

6 comments:

  1. wow I cant believe you tried this, how did it turn out?

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    1. It was so good it didn't last the whole day in the house! I am glad I found it! :-D Need to try another recipe on your blog!

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  2. hey hun, can i substitute the fish with tuna? i really wanna try this recipe now, but i dont think i have any fish in the house...

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    1. Hi, Yes you can substitute the fish with tuna just skip the whole fish process and go ahead with adding the tuna after you have mashed the potatoes.

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    2. thanx so much for this recipe.. i LOVE it!!! i substituted so many things actually, coz i didnt have everything listed.. instead of potatoes, i used yam... so yam fish balls...?! lol

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    3. I am glad it came out good. potatoes and yams are like cousins lol so either one would have worked. Yam fish balls it is. Enjoy cooking! :-D

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