No sure what to do with leftover fish? Know that you need to eat more fish but don’t love the texture of it? These fish patties solve all of those problems, are easy to make, and freezable (which is always a huge bonus especially when you are planning for postpartum, or a busy mom). They are also loaded with health fats, Omega’s, protein, vitamins and minerals, AND they are a great blood sugar balancing snack (read here why balancing blood sugar is so important).
6 simple ingredients
- Fish – equivalent to 1-2 cups or 1-2 cans. Here I used trout, but you can use canned salmon, canned tuna, etc.
- 2-3 eggs (you may need to adjust – this is the only ‘wet’ ingredient and also helps them stick together.
- 6-8 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro*
- 1/2 cup almond flour (can also use oat flour, chickpea flour, ground flax seeds)
*You can add any herb here (oregano, basil, etc), use 1/4 cup chopped if fresh or 1-2tbsp if dried.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl
- Mix with a spoon, make sure egg yolks are broken and ingredients are well mixed
- Form balls and place in a hot pan (I used coconut oil to fry, but you can also use avocado oil)
- When bottom is brown, flip and press down with spatula to flatten and make a ‘pancake’ shape
- Keep element on low-medium and let both sides brown, you may even want to add a lid to help them cook through (3-5 minutes per side)
- Remove from pan, let cool on a rack and enjoy (I like to eat mine with hummus)
- Can keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, or can put in freezer bags and freeze for months.
How to enjoy your fish patties
- An excellent addition to your salad
- As a quick grab-and-go snack
- As the main protein in your meal
- As a burger
- These are also an excellent snack for young ones as well; easy to hold, and packed with Essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fats and protein.
This recipe is super flexible, and you can really add what you want here, consider adding in some: Finely chopped veggies (such as kale, spinach, peppers, mushrooms), or shredded cheese (will help stick together and kids will probably love them with cheese).