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Fast & Easy Dinner: Tortilla-Crusted Cod Cakes

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tortilla-Crusted Cod Cakes

Make cooking more exciting with recipes that feature everyday ingredients in creative, new ways. In this recipe crushed tortilla chips replace boring breadcrumbs as a coating for fish cakes. The cakes are seared and finished off in the oven, resulting in a crisp, crunchy exterior and flaky, soft filling. A cilantro-orange-onion salsa adds a unique freshness to the cakes. This recipe is highly adaptable: salmon or crab can replace the cod, and parsley or mint are delicious substitutes for the cilantro.

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Tortilla-Crusted Cod Cakes

Tortilla-Crusted Cod Cakes

Tortilla-Crusted Cod Cakes


  1. 1 medium red onion
  2. 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  3. 4 tablespoons olive oil
  4. 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  5. 1 1/2 pounds cod fillet
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips (from 3 cups chips)
  10. 2 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced into circles


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Finely chop enough onion to measure 3/4 cup and enough cilantro stems to measure 1 tablespoon (reserving the leaves).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, cilantro stems, and jalapeño and cook until softened, 4 minutes.
  4. Pulse the cod, egg, salt, pepper, and the onion mixture in a food processor until combined but not pureed.
  5. Form 8 cod cakes. Coat each cake with the chips.
  6. Wipe out skillet. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil over medium heat.
  7. Add 4 cakes and cook until golden brown, 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet. Wipe out skillet and repeat with 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil and the last 4 cakes. Bake until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  8. Thinly slice the remaining onion. Toss with the oranges, 1/2 cup of the cilantro leaves, and the remaining oil. Serve with the cakes.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 380(26% from fat); FAT 15g (sat 2.5g); CHOLESTEROL 120mg; CARBOHYDRATE 27g; SODIUM 1,090mg; PROTEIN 34g; FIBER 4g; SUGAR 9g

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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
oooh this sounds like it could be tasty as well. i wonder if it's something that my fiance would be interested in making since i know that he likes fish and we've made salmon cakes and even crab cakes. i'm going to send this one along and see if he bites.
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