Baccala Croquettes with Spicy Tartar Sauce

Recipe courtesy Nadia G
Show: Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen Episode: Childhood Favorites
TOTAL TIME: 24 hr 50 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 24 hr
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CROQUETTES:
    SPICY TARTAR SAUCE:
    • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons finely minced onions
    • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
    • 1 tablespoon capers, roughly chopped
    • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard
    • 12 drops habanero hot sauce
    • Juice of 1/2 lemon
    • Sea salt
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    Directions

    For the croquettes: To remove the salt, place the cod in a dish of 8 cups cold water and leave in the refrigerator for 24 hours, changing the water a couple of times.

    Bring the milk and garlic to a simmer in a saucepot. Add the cod fish and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.

    Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with salt water. Bring a boil and cook until fork tender, 10 to 15 minutes, and then drain.

    Heat the olive oil in a saute pan and saute the shallots until the edges are crispy and golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a big bowl with the cod and potatoes. Mash together, and then stir in the mayonnaise, mustard, parsley, hot sauce to taste, if using, and some salt and pepper. Refrigerate.

    Fill a heavy frying pan with 1/4 inch canola oil and heat to 375 degrees F. Roll the chilled potato mixture into fish-stick shapes. Dip the fish sticks in the flour, then into the beaten egg, and then coat in the panko. Fry the croquettes in the hot oil until all sides are equally crispy and golden, 30 seconds.

    For the spicy tartar sauce: Mix together the mayonnaise, onions, relish, capers, dill, vinegar, mustard, hot sauce and lemon juice in a large bowl and season with salt.

    Serve the fish sticks with the tartar sauce.

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    • on March 10, 2013

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      My husband and I made these yesterday. We couldn't shkoff them into our face holes fast enough!!! These are melt in your mouth fluffy, with that great crunch of the Panko crumbs. We even made the tartar sauce and I will never buy another jar of tartar sauce again. Nadia G's Bitchin Kitchen is by far the funniest cooking show out there. We love all Nadia's expressions, the spice agent, the meat man, & Hans. Keep cooking up these amazing treats and we will keep watching and trying them out. For now, I am going to eat some of those fish sticks for breakfast...Olabrosima.....

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