Monday, May 21, 2012

Recipe Redux: Silver Fish Patties

I got really excited when I found out that this month's Recipe Redux's theme is "little fishes".  I absolutely love little fishes and that's maybe due to my Filipino background. Little fishes is one of the delicacies served from the Philippines.  I have eaten silver fish patties at my relative's restaurant and of course, my Mom has made silver fish patties for us.  However, I did not ask my relatives or mother for their silver fish patty recipe. I wanted to make my own up.

These silver fishes do come to us from the Philippines and other Asian countries.  Of course, they provide omega-3 fatty acids, which are definitely heart healthy; but they also most likely do not have much mercury or none due to the fact that these fishes are so little that they haven't been given the chance to grow and devour some mercury.

So here's my version of Filipino silver fish patties paired together with LaChoy's Sweet and Sour Sauce.

1 small 8 oz. box of silver fish (can be bought at Asian stores)
1 cup of low sodium panko bread crumbs
5 stalks of green onions chopped
5 pieces of minced and chopped garlic cloves
3 eggs and 2 eggs whites
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
pepper to taste
1 tsp mushroom seasoning
1 tsp of fish sauce
2 Tbsp of canola oil
LaChoy's Sweet and Sour Sauce

Defrost silver fish in refrigerator over night. Mix all of the ingredients together and very well in a medium size bowl. Take a 1/3 cup measuring cup and spoon this portion of the mixture onto a skillet with the added oil. Press down and shape the mixture as to desired or as in a patty shape. Have on medium heat. After a few minutes or so, flip patty on to other side. Heat until both sides are slightly golden brown or until desired crispness. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.

Hope you enjoy this Filipino-turned-American recipe of Silver Fish Patties!:)

Also, please check out the other tasty and delicious little fish recipes by my colleagues! Bon apetit!

What Filipino fish dishes have you enjoyed or like?
get the InLinkz code


EA-The Spicy RD said...

I love Filipino food, and this sounds delicious! I'm curious about the mushroom seasoning-I've never heard of it before. Happy to celebrate little fishes (and sea veggies) for the Rscipe Redux with you this month :1)

Janel said...

So neat! I've never had silver fishes before!

Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian said...

I like the sounds of this. The silver fishes alone look intimidating, but in the patties look delicious!!!

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Thanks ladies!:) And yes, Kristen, the silver fishes do look a little spooky.:-D

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Love that you can share your Filipino influence to ReDux! Never have heard of silver fish but now I'm intrigued - the patties look really good.

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Thank you, Deanna!:)

Franchise Takeaway said...

It seems not so complicated to make. I was thinking it is more harder. Filipino silver fish looks very good on the photo!

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

It's very easy to make and doesn't take much time to prepare and make.:-) Thank you, Franchise Takeaway.

Katya said...

They are perfect! Yummy!

JeJe Noval, R.D. said...

Oh wow, Katya...did you make them?