This recipe is my twist/take on an old family favorite. The sweetness of the corn and the amazing flavor of the cod with the potatoes is just amazing! Couple that with the addictive garlic sauce for dipping or spreading and some nice crusty bread... well, let's just say, you won't be able to stop at 2 or maybe 3, 4....
This recipe was literally created for one of the food groups that I belong to over at my favorite recipe site "Just a Pinch".
That being said, last October I was chosen as one of the 3 semi-finalist for the actual "Food Channel" for the"seafood" category. There was 12 semi-finalists, 3 in each of the 4 categories.
They emailed me, wanted me to make a video...
I'm like, "NO", I hate my picture being taken, I am always am behind the camera, DARN IT ALL!! The video had to be 2:30 or less minutes (I didn't make it, lol).
I was hesitant on the video to be honest, I was petrified, but I did it. I also thought I explained myself thoroughly as well.
I didn't win!! Why you ask? I mean I was gorgeous and just funny and all, right? *insert wink*
Because I went over the time limit on the video... You will notice that the video is literally 2:31 seconds... I had to perform in under 2:30 and bottom line is I failed!! I didn't follow the instructions, I winged it. Also, I transposed the name of the dish. My dish is Cod Corn Fritters yet when I created the YouTube video, I named it Corn Cod Fritters!!
That's the exact reason the Food Channel gave me. They literally told me, I was over the time limit and they had to consult with producers for an allotted time... and my video name wasn't the same as my "recipe" name.
Marissa the producer that called me stating, "Didi, I wish from the bottom of my heart that you had not gone over... we fought about this, told them you did not realize you were over and we could fix this because honestly, you had us laughing and wanting to make your fritters"!!
So my friends if you are interested in entering competitions of any kind, let me give you a very wise piece of advice. Follow the rules, ALWAYS!! Don't think, well.... *insert ding*
Nope, not gonna happen, rules are made to be abided by yes?
Take it from me, follow the darn rules!! Here's the video, be kind now!
Ready for the recipe? Here we go:
2-3 garlic cloves crushed
1-1/2 tsp salt
2 medium potatoes boiled
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tbsp white wine vinegar (not balsamic)
1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
4 medium potatoes boiled
2 cod fillet's about 4-6 ounces each
1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup panko unseasoned
1/3-1/2 cup corn steamed or boiled
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
2 tsp fresh marjoram (1/2 tsp dried)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 small onion finely diced
1 tsp old bay seasoning
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cup seasoned regular
1 tbsp water
Cooks note: Boil all 6 potatoes at once to save time.
-Scrub and wash potatoes, cube and boil till tender. Prepare flour ingredients and set aside. Place cod fillets in a steamer basket and microwave (like I did) for 6 minutes, or steam for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly till you are able to handle and then flake fillets.
-Take 2 of the potatoes ( see below) and roughly dice. Add them to the food processor along with the garlic, salt, oil and vinegar. Pulse till completely pureed, add fresh parsley. Taste for seasonings. Place sauce in a pretty bowl and set in refrigerator to chill.
-Once the potatoes have boiled, rinse with cold water to stop cooking, drain. Let sit for a minute or so. When slightly cooled in a separate bowl, mash the potatoes.
-Add in the rest of your ingredients to the potatoes. Mix well.
-Let's start rolling our mixture into balls now shall we? Using and ice cream scoop, make into even balls.
-We should heat up our oil now. Add enough oil to measure 2" into our pan, or use your deep fryer.
-As oil is heating, dredge the cod balls first into flour, then into the egg mixture, and finally into the seasoned bread crumbs. Place the cod corn balls into the hot oil. Lower the heat just a smidgen. Brown on all sides and remove from heat. Lay on paper toweled plate. Season with salt and keep warm. Finish the rest of the fritters.
-Serve the fritters with the garlic sauce and veggie of choice if so desired (I used greens with olive oil & lemon juice).
-Skewer the fritters with a toothpick and a cube of bread if so desired. Dip into the garlic sauce...
This will be perfect for appetizers!!
****Don't forget to double the sauce, this sauce is highly addictive, oh and the gum****
Till next time!!
Dishin with Didi