Bluegills and “Krabby Patties”

Jeff has been fishing in our pond – sometimes with Toben and once in a while with Fiona as well.  They have been pretty good a catching bluegills, by the bucket full.  One afternoon of fishing usually yields 4 lbs of fish fillets.

Since the grandchildren are not too keen on fried fish, Jeff has been experimenting with making fish cakes.  He told Toben that they are “Krabby-Patties” and ever since then, Toben likes to eat them.

Here is Jeff’s Fish-Cake recipe:

  • 1 lb cooked fish fillets (fried lightly in butter, in a skillet until a fork can pull the fish apart)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons “Old Bay” seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard (we used “French’s”)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup mayo (we used “Hellman’s light”)
  • 1/3 cup bread-crumbs
Mix all ingredients, except fish, together.  Then carefully fold in the fish, cool for at least one hour in refrigerator, or over-night.  Form into paddies, and fry in medium hot skillet until done.