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Mona's Newfoundland Fish Cakes


1 lb (450 g) salt cod bits
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup (50 mL) water
3 cups (680 mL) mashed potatoes
1 tbsp (15 mL) summer savory
Pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup (50 mL) flour
Butter or vegetable oil


Cover salt fish with cold water, and soak 3 to 4 hours. Change water on fish, and boil gently for about 10 minutes. Drain.

Cook onion in ΒΌ cup water until soft.

Mash together fish, potatoes and onion; add summer savory, pepper and beaten egg, and mix well. Form into 3 oz (85 g) patties, and coat lightly with flour.

Fry in butter or vegetable oil over medium heat until crisp and golden brown. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Mona's Newfoundland Fish Cakes

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