Cod Cakes with Spicy Sauce and Cooking With College Students!

Hi everyone! I am so happy to tell you that our Parents Who Rock band, The No Rehearsals, will be performing at a benefit concert to raise funds for food this summer for the SHIP program (Summer Housing Internship program). The event details are :

The No Rehearsals

Tierney’s Tavern on Valley Road in Montclair

Friday, June 14th


Minimum donation $10.00

We will also be accepting donations of non-perishables and gift cards to local supermarkets at the event. Please join us or contact me to send a check:

I facilitated a cooking workshop  with the SHIP students today and we made a number of delicious items, one of them simple salmon cakes from canned wild salmon. We discussed how easy, healthy and delicious certain recipes can be  if you have a stocked pantry , freezer and fridge.

Here is another easy fish cake recipe that just may be the next dish we make. Enjoy!

P.S. Here is the Montclair Times article about our event:

PWR article about SHIP

Cod Cakes with Spicy Sauce:

1 1b steamed cod or any other flaky fish you like
1 large peeled, diced, steamed potato
1 tsp lemon pepper (or 3/4 tsp ground pepper with a half -whole lemon squeezed)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 TBS grated onion

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
2/3 panko for breading

3 TBS olive oil, one TBS butter for frying, may need more


In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the panko breadcrumbs and mash with a potato masher or fork
Stir in 1/3 of the breadcrumbs until combined
Form into patties, about 3″ wide
Place 2/3 cup breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and dip each patty in and press down so that they are covered on both sides with the crumbs. Shake off excess
In a medium sized skillet, preferably ceramic non-stick, pour in enough of the olive oil and butter to cover pan , about a TBS of oil and a tsp of butter and heat until hot
Fry patties until browned on one side, flip and brown the other side.
Repeat , adding more oil and butter until all patties are crispy
Serve with sauce (recipe below)
Makes about 12 patties

one TBS mayo
1 1/2 TBS sour cream
18 tsp spicy smoked paprika
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Stir in a small bowl until combined and chill


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