Who needs crabmeat? Consider these the poor man's crabcake, and I'd be willing to wager if you didn't say anything, it would be tough for anyone to figure out that you didn't splurge. They're pretty quick to put together, make a great appetizer, or a very satisfying dinner.
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
4 green onions, diced
1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
1 small sweet potato, peeled and boiled
1 lb cod filets
salt & pepper
1/2 c almond meal
2 tbs mayo (make your own, I use Julia Child's recipe)
3 tbs dijon mustard
3 tbs fresh dill, chopped
3 tbs parsley, chopped
1 egg, beaten
juice and zest from 1 lemon
Heat the oilive oil and saute the carrot, onion, green onion and garlic until onions sweat a bit. Remove and add it to the sweet potatoes.. Mix roughly with a fork. In that same pan, add a little more olive oil and cook the cook, then add that to the potato mixture. Toss in the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly with a fork, but try and keep some texture.
Make little patties out of the mixture - and just a note, the smaller they are, they easier they'll be to flip - and place them on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
In a large pan, heat some butter until it's foamy and fry those little guys up until they get crispy. We ate them once with salsa, and once with a remoulade style sauce (mayo, dijon, tabasco) that you'd see more often with a crabcake.