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  • Meal Type: Lunch, Dinner
  • Course: Appetizer
  • Serving: 3-5
  • Total Prep Time: 30m

Skinny Fish and Chip Cakes


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  • 1 pound tilapia or any firm white fish
  • 1 (12 oz) can or bottle light beer
  • 1½ cups (2½ oz) crushed reduced-fat potato chips, such as Baked Lays
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup malt vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. In large pan, add fish and beer. Poach over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Turn fish over and continue to poach about 2-3 minutes until fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove to a plate and discard liquid.
  2. In a food processor, add fish, potato chips, scallions, egg, vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Pulse until minced and blended.
  3. Using ¼ cup measure, scoop to make 12 cakes. Each cake will be slightly smaller than the full measuring cup. Shape into ½ inch thick patties.
  4. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil in the pan. Add all the patties and cook over medium heat about 2 minutes per side until golden brown.
  5. To make the coleslaw-In a large bowl add all the ingredients and toss well to coat.
  6. To Serve-Place 3 fish cakes on each plate. Serve each with lemon slices and vinegar on the side for dipping. Add about 1 cup Honey Mustard Coleslaw to each plate.
  7. These fish cakes will keep for 2 days. Reheat in a nonstick pan on each side until hot.
  8. Serves 4 (3 fish cakes per serving)

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