Sunday, 20 November 2011

Homemade Fishcakes and my new Philips Airfryer....

A few weeks ago I was sent a Philips Airfryer along with a recipe for chicken nuggets that had been specially adapted to use in the Airfryer.  The chicken nuggets turned out lovely but what I wanted to share with you most about the Airfryer was how versatile it was because I use it constantly now and it's made cooking tea a lot easier in this house.   The recipe below for fish cakes is usually finished off by lightly frying the fish cakes at step 7 but this time I tried to finish them off in the Airfryer and they worked out brilliantly.

Homemade Fish Cakes
5 fillets of fish (we used haddock but any fish would be great in this recipe)
5 chopped spring onionsnew
Mashed potato
Breadcrumbs
2 eggs
Plain flour
  1. To cook the fillets you can either seal them in foil or use a fish cooking bag (I love these) and bake them in the oven for around 10-15 minutes.  You'll know when they're done as the flesh of the fish will turn translucent and will flake easily when you cut into it with a fork.  Leave it to cool.
  2. In the meantime, make the mash and leave it to cool (not that I would ever do this *cough* but you could use frozen mashed potato at around 90p for a big bag).
  3. Break up the fish and mix it into the mash along with the spring onions.
  4. Form into balls and flatten them to make your fishcakes.
  5. Then dip each fishcake into plain flour, egg and finally in breadcrumbs and leave in the fridge to firm up for 2o minutes or so.
  6. Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry each cake until it's golden - don't forget the fish is cooked, you're just reheating it and adding some colour.

I've also used the Airfryer to cook just about everything else, it cooks fantastic chips, it cooks frozen food like fish fingers and chicken nuggets to perfection.  I know that Jen is a huge fan of hers too so it definitely gets a Frugalicious thumbs up.

Thanks to Philips for sending me my Airfryer and to Fish is the Dish for providing the fish for the fish cakes....
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