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Juicy fish cutlets: we tell you what kind of fish to cook with

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
The secret of juicy cutlets
The secret of juicy cutlets. Source: thespruceeats.com

Fish cutlets are an ideal alternative to meat cakes. They are very simple and quick to prepare. It is best to cook them from hake, catfish, and pike, because the cutlets will not fall apart.

Delicious cutlets

The cook shared a recipe on Instagram for juicy, tasty, and flavorful fish cutlets, namely pike.

Cutlets recipe

Ingredients:

  • Pike fillet – 600 g
  • Onion – 1 pc (or shallots 5-6 pcs.)
  • Egg – 1 pc.
  • White bread – 120 g
  • Milk – 120 ml
  • Lard – 60 g
  • Salt
  • Lemon pepper for fish – 1-2 tsp.
  • Honey – 1 tsp (it removes the smell of fish and is not felt in the cutlets)
  • Dill – 40 g
  • Breadcrumbs or oatmeal (if the dough is liquid or sticky) – 60 g

Sauce:

  • Yogurt or sour cream – 2 tbsp.
  • Red horseradish – 1 tbsp.
  • Dill – 1 tsp.

Method of preparation:

1. Peel the pike from the skin and bones and cut it into small pieces.

Fish for cutlets

2. Pour the bread pulp with milk for 2 minutes, and then squeeze the liquid well.

Cooking minced meat

3. Blend the onion with the egg in a blender until smooth, add the fish, lard, spices, honey, and soaked bread, blend again, then add the chopped dill and knead the minced meat. If the minced meat turns out to be liquid or sticks to your hands, add breadcrumbs or oatmeal and let stand for 15 minutes.

Ready minced fish

4. Form the cutlets with wet hands and place them in a preheated frying pan, fry until golden brown on all sides.

How much to fry cutlets

Serve with horseradish, sour cream, and dill sauce.

Cutlet sauce

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