I am a big believer in using leftovers. I also believe in making a new meal out of an old meal if I can. It makes it feel like it’s not just “eating leftovers” … Again. I saw this recipe in a Quick Cooking cookbook by Taste of Home years ago. After the first time I made this, it immediately went into my “Keeper” binder. You can vary the kinds of fish and seasonings to suit your family’s tastes. Use salmon or tuna with Asian inspired seasonings and Asian-flavored dipping sauce …. Tilapia with Mediterranean seasonings and a Mediterranean-flavored dipping sauce …. Catfish with Creole seasoning and a spicy Cajun-flavored dipping sauce …. LOTS of possibilities with this one! This recipe is a great way to extend that little bit of leftover fish into enough to feed a family!
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups flaked, cooked fish
- Oil for frying
- Tartar sauce, optional
- Heat about ½-1-in. of oil in a large, deep skillet to 375° F.
- In a bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients; mix well. Stir in the fish. Roll into 1-in. balls. Carefully place balls in hot oil - make sure you don't overcrowd the pan - fry in batches if necessary. Fry until golden brown, turning as necessary to evenly fry the fish balls. Drain on paper towels.
- Serve with tartar sauce if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 807Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 522mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 47g
I hope you enjoy!
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