Monday, February 16, 2015

Maldives - Fish Cutlets

These fish cutlets are a Maldivian snack food or hedhika (short eat). We've had terrible experiences in the past trying to make fishcakes so I hope these cutlets work out.

Ingredients:

1 can of tuna
1 onion
1 large potato
1 lemon
1 tsp of curry powder
Pinch of chilli flakes
Salt & pepper
Flour
Eggs
Breadcrumbs
Oil for frying


This is where the picture of the ingredients usually goes. We were in a rush though and I forgot before I'd started opening everything. Sorry :p


 The usual three bowl breading technique is ready to go. A bowl of flour, egg and breadcrumbs.


 Chop the onion as finely as you have patience for and mix it with the drained tuna, curry powder, chilli, salt, pepper, chilli flakes and the juice of the lemon.


 Chop and boil the potato until it is soft. Add it to the tuna mix.


 Squish the tuna mix into small balls and then lead them through the breading process.


 Deep fry them to within an inch of their lives and then arrange prettily on a fancy looking rectangular plate for show.



Me and JD really enjoyed these cutlets. They were quite spicy because of the chilli flakes but the lemon juice was a nice contrast. They held together really well and had a nice crunch from the fried breadcrumbs when we ate them. The kids didn't want to try them but that just meant more for us. :)

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