September 25, 2012

For our wedding gift, one of the most popular gifts (besides crystals) is cookbooks! Which is great, cos I really need those!

Nona gave us a whole set of the mini cookbooks and whenever I try to choose a dish to cook, I get so stressed. All of them have nice pictures and when I’ve decided on one dish, I’ll turn the page and I’ll get attracted to the other one instead. In the end, there are 10 dishes I want to make, I can’t make up my mind and I’ll just give up and put the books back.

So last weekend, I just chose one and did not turn any more pages.


Looks easy and simple, which I guess it is. But there are a lot of steps to it, actually.

Ingredients: assorted fish fillets, potatoes, fresh tarragon, cream, egg, breadcrumbs.

The fish and the potatoes should be the same amount (same weight), but I’m so smart I didn’t bother checking the amount needed. So we ended up with more potato than fish. (See, even cookbooks can’t help me!!!)

Also, I bought breadcrumbs with garlic and herb flavour. Because the picture was attractive. My advice is to get the normal breadcrumbs.

Peel potatoes.

This was actually quite fun. Haha.

Boil and add salt.

Boil the fish fillets, set aside when done, and tear them into small pieces.

Mash potatoes.

Add all the fish, fresh tarragon, and a bit of cream (I used 2 tablespoons).

Add salt and pepper (quite a lot cos it’s pretty tasteless without it).

Then I called Dean to join me for the fun part!

Rolling the dough to make the cakes.

As you can see, we had a little too much fun making the shapes.

We had to leave it alone for half an hour for it to harden.

But we came back in 10 minutes because we’re impatient human beings.

So now the batter. Dust the cake with flour, dip in beaten egg and then the breadcrumbs.


We were looking at each other and thinking are you sure 4 tablespoons of oil is enough? I feel like the book’s lying.

We shrugged and just hentam only.


More potato than fish but the flavor was definitely there! They were yummmsss.

Of course I gave the burnt one to Dean.