Monday, March 23, 2009

Fish Cutlet

Spring has just started and it started to rain here.Sitting in the patio on this cloudy and breezy evening i remember my hometown, where we used to have our cup of evening coffee with some spicy chicken puff or fish cutlets, sitting on the veranda enjoying the breeze and watching kids play in the streets.The very thought of fish cutlet made my mouth water and then i remembered that i had a pouch of shredded salmon in my pantry.So i made some cutlets and i stacked it along with toamtoes and ketchup in between burger buns.Yummmm...

Fish 200 gms(shredded)
Potatoes 2 medium
Onion 1/2 medium (finely chopped)
Green Chillies 2(adjust to your spice level)
Ginger 1" piece
Garlic 3 cloves(big)
Red Pepper Flakes to taste
Cilantro 1/2 bunch(chopped )
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice a dash
Egg 1
Bread Crumbs as required

1.Coarsely grind the green chillies,ginger and garlic together.Boil the potatoes.Peel and smash them.If using fresh fish, boil it with salt and turmeric and shred it.
2.Heat oil in a pan and saute the ground chilli-garlic mixture in medium flame for a few mins.
Then add the finely chopped onions and little salt and saute till onions become spft and transparent.
3.Mix this sauteed mixture along with fish,potatoes,chilli flakes,chopped cilantro,salt and a dash of lemon juice.You can substitute chilli flakes with black pepper or can use both.The mixture should not have much moisture or else the cutlets will break while frying.If its a little soggy you can add a handful of bread crumbs to it.
4.Beat the egg in a wide bowl.Have the braed crumbs in a plate.Heat oil in a pan on high heat.
5.Make balls out of the mixture and flatten it to make patties.Dip each patty in the beaten egg and then roll it in bread crumbs.
6.Fry the cutlets in hot oil till dark brown(make sure the oil is really hot.if not the cutlets will break in oil).

Serve hot cutlets with ketchup as appetizer,evening snack or can make fish burgers by stacking it in betweeen burger buns along with ur favourite toppings.