Potato Cod Cakes with Dijon Tartar Sauce

Potato Cod Cakes with Dijon Tartar Sauce Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Shape the potato cod cakes up to 8 hours ahead; cover and refrigerate until you are ready to cook them. Have the cod steamed at the market to save time. If you can't find panko, course Japanese breadcrumbs, substitute fresh breadcrumbs. Garnish with flat-leaf parsley sprigs and serve with dijon tartar sauce.


6 servings (serving size: 2 cakes and 2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3.9 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 24.5 g
Carbohydrate 21.3 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 113 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 869 mg
Calcium 43 mg


1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 cup cubed peeled baking potato
1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 pounds cod fillets, cooked
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
Cooking spray
Flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°.

To prepare sauce, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

Place potato in a large glass bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at high 5 minutes or until tender. Mash potato with a potato masher; cool.

Add breadcrumbs and next 9 ingredients (breadcrumbs through garlic) to potato; stir well. Divide mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of cakes; cook 2 minutes on each side. Place cakes on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and cakes.

Bake cakes at 350° for 10 minutes. Serve with sauce. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

September 2002
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