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Crappie Cakes with Mayonnaise

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There are two things to remember when making fish cakes. First, they have to be just moist enough to hold together, but not so moist that they fall apart when cooked. Second, you can€™t mess with them when they€™re in the pan or they€™ll break apart. Now that we€™ve got that straight, let€™s get started. I use any light white fish that will flake easily, like crappie, halibut, rockfish, etc.
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Diced red bell pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fish fillet 4 Cup (64 tbs), flaked and pressed dry with paper towels
  Red pepper flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Japanese breadcrumbs/Other breadcrumbs 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Lawry's)
  Mayonnaise 3 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 2 , beaten
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Chipotle mayonnaise To Taste
  Prepared mayonnaise 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Creole mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Tabasco chipotle seasoning 1 Teaspoon (Or More)

Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté for 4 €“ 5 minutes. Make sure that fish has been patted dry thoroughly with paper towels. In a large bowl, add cilantro, fish, pepper flakes, garlic and cooled onion/pepper from pan. Sprinkle flour, breadcrumbs and lemon pepper over while tossing, making sure to coat fish evenly. Fold in mayonnaise and egg whites. Take some of the mixture and form into a ball, about 3 inches in diameter. If it holds together, you€™re in business. If it€™s too dry and flaky, add some more breadcrumbs. It should be moist, but not soggy. Form mixture into 8 equal sized patties.

Add enough oil to just cover the bottom of a large skillet and heat over medium heat. When oil is hot, add cakes and cook until medium brown on one side, about 5 - 6 minutes. Carefully flip over and brown other sides, about 5 minutes more. When cakes are just cooked, remove from pan and top with Chipotle Mayonnaise.
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Holiday, Party, Healthy
Are you a seafood lover? Do you enjoy fish cakes? Here is a great video recipe to making crappie fish cakes…which can be substituted with any other fish with a similar consistency. A wonderful recipe with easily available ingredients.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 7628 Calories from Fat 6300

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 712 g1096.1%

Saturated Fat 95.6 g477.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 762.1 mg254%

Sodium 2066.2 mg86.1%

Total Carbohydrates 76 g25.5%

Dietary Fiber 10.4 g41.5%

Sugars 7.9 g

Protein 224 g448.9%

Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 130.9%

Calcium 52% Iron 44.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Crappie Cakes With Mayonnaise Recipe Video