Dried Cod Fishcakes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 - 2 tbsp. (15 - 30 ml) butter, lard or pork fat
- 2 cups (500 ml) potatoes, cooked and mashed
- 1 cup (250 ml) dried cod, cooked and broken into pieces
- 1 egg (optional)
- Salt and pepper
Sauté the chopped onion in the butter, pork fat or lard until the onion are golden brown. (Pork fat remaining from previous cooking usually produces the best results.) Put the mashed potatoes in a large bowl. Add the fish and the onions. Season with salt and pepper and mix the ingredients. If desired, add an egg and blend the mixture together. Roll the potato mixture into balls and flatten the balls into flat cakes. Roll the cakes in flour and fry them in butter until they are golden brown on both sides.
Galettes are usually made with leftover fish.