Smoked Whitefish Cakes

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Smoked Whitefish Cakes

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Total Time: 
40 Minutes
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Smoked flaky smoked whitefish mixed with fresh ground pepper and sharp cheddar.


3⁄4 pounds
acme smoked whitefish (filleted)
7 ounces
whitefish salad
1⁄4 cup
yellow onion (grated)
3 ounces
extra sharp cheddar cheese (coarsely grated)
1 teaspoon
lemon zest (grated )
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
2 1⁄4 cups
panko bread crumbs (divided )
1 pinch
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons
canola oil (for frying )


First de-bone and fillet the whitefish, then chop it into relatively small pieces. In a large bowl, combine the whitefish, whitefish salad, onion, cheese, lemon zest and juice and 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs. Season to taste with pepper and mix well. Sprinkle remaining Panko on a plate, divide the whitefish mixture into four and shape into cakes, coating them lightly with the Panko. (If making ahead, put on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.) To cook, heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium heat. Add the fish cakes and fry for 5-6 minutes. Turn and cook the other side for about 4-5 minutes. Allow cakes to rest 5 minutes before serving.


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