Mini Catfish Cakes with Peachy Tartar Sauce
Crab cakes are celebrated in the South from Maryland to Florida, but good lump crabmeat can be very pricey. U.S. Farm-Raised catfish, on the other hand, is readily available and far less expensive, so I came up with these delicious Mini Catfish Cakes to highlight this domestic ingredient.
Topping the Catfish Cakes with regular tartar sauce is good, but making your own tartar sauce with a hint of spiced peaches takes them over-the-top. The sauce is delicious with any fried seafood, especially catfish and oysters.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with the oil and set aside. Combine shredded catfish with the breadcrumbs, mayonnaise and old bay in a bowl. Shape into 1-inch patties and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Turn cakes over to coat both sides with oil. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until golden.
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound catfish, poached, cooled and shredded
- 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Peachy Tartar Sauce
Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco together in a bowl. Fold in peaches and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- 3 tablespoons chopped canned spiced peaches
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Makes 24 cakes and 1 cup of sauce.