In South Africa, especially the Cape, fishcakes are food for the kings. You’ll find almost every household having their own family recipe for fishcakes. Some made with ‘sardines’, other with ‘smoorsnoek’ or ‘stokvis’… It is almost part of the tradition, having a secret fishcake family recipe. For this reason, we are going to share one recipe in English and the other in Afrikaans. After a visit to Cape Town and getting to know all of its wonderful people, you’ll understand the rich culture of this beautiful country…
Cuisine: South African
Time: 10 Min.
How to make sardine fishcakes:
You should be able to form about 12 – 16 fishcakes from this mix depending on how big you are making them.
Hoe om die viskoekies te maak:
Dit is heerlik saam met ‘n soet heuning en mostert sousie.
Using hake (or Stokvis in Afrikaans) to make fishcakes is a fantastic idea, especially if you have had fish and chips the previous night and you still have some of the hake leftovers.
So a great idea when staying in a self-catering place, buy fish and chips for dinner, but enough so you’ll have some left to make fishcakes for the next days’ lunch.
Served with a fresh salad this is the perfect lunch.
As hake is such a neutral-tasting fish, you can easily leave out the coriander and ginger and replace it with ingredients you love, like sweet peppers or parsley, etc…
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