Vietnamese Fish Cakes
Today's recipe is a delicious appetizer with fish- Vietnamese fish cakes/Cha' Ca. It is a street food and is deep fried to golden brown. It is served with crushed peanuts and fish sauce dip.
Boneless skinless fish- 1 lb
Sugar- 1 tsp
Fish sauce- 1 tbs
Turmeric- 1/8 tsp
Crushed dry red chilly-1/3 tsp
Pepper powder-1/3 tsp
Basil leaves chopped-3-4 tsp
Spring onions chopped- a hand full
Oil for frying
Cut fish into pieces and marinate with sugar, fish sauce, chopped garlic,pepper powder, egg. Chill in refrigerator for an hour.
After an hour pulse this in food processor to form a course mixture.
Add chopped basil, chopped spring onion and crushed dry red chilly and mix. Grease your hands with oil. Make small lemon sized balls and then lightly and flatten on your palm.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry/shallow fry the fish cakes till it slightly puffs up and is golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with fish sauce dip or tomato sauce.
Hope you will all enjoy!