Fish balls – quick recipe

Deb suggests a tasty, funny idea for a buffet or an aperitif: the fish balls! Either fried or baked, they won’t take you a long time to prepare. Find this and many more recipes with pictures on the Giallozafferano App (in English)


Today I’ll give you a tasty idea to make your buffet richer or to prepare an appetizing, irresistible main course: the fish balls. Let’s see how to do! We’ll need:
• 1 ½ lbs (700 g) of cod fillets
• 3,5 oz (100 g) of bread, crust removed
• just over ¾ cup (80 g) of grated parmesan cheese
• 1 bunch of parsley / 1 sprig of thyme • 2 eggs
• 1 clove of garlic / salt and pepper to taste
• flour as needed
• for frying, vegetable oil as needed
With a knife, finely chop the cod fillets and process the bread in a food processor. Combine them in a bowl, then add the parmesan cheese… the chopped thyme and parsley… and the garlic.
Now add the eggs, too… salt and pepper to taste. Then stir well.
Roll the resulting mixture into small balls… and coat with flour.
Now fry the small balls in hot vegetable oil for about 3 minutes.
When the fish balls are golden brown, take them out with a slotted ladle and place on kitchen paper. If you don’t want to fry, you can bake them at 350°F (180°C) for 20 minutes.
The fish balls are ready, serve hot or at room temperature… good, easy and quick!

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SumoSushi says:

Good, easy, quick…and beautiful! You forgot beautiful!

yellowsaffron says:

You can serve them with mayonnaise or hollandaise sauce (you can find the recipe with pictures on the App)!

yellowsaffron says:

You can omit it

yellowsaffron says:

@LunerQfilm You can use the same amount of breadcrumbs and cut the ingredients very finely with a knife

yellowsaffron says:

@kochen0 It’s better to replace the cod with another type of fish, such as sole, tuna or salmon

Aaron Collins says:

@Telekinisis8467 No, you’re just American

Thebarbiturat says:

The most beautiful cook I’ve ever seen, my compliments!
I can’t concentrate on the recipe =)

joey leon says:

yo…syaaji7..cod is best..ok…tilapia… wont want to mess with…

RizaMustang29 says:

Thanks for this! 😀 I just tried this recipe, but instead of fried the ball I just baked it at 350 for 20min and I love the result

Giovanni Segarra says:

I plan to place like six or seven fish balls in a stick. Can you give us a recipe for gravy to go with the fish ball? Thank you.

abetcorey says:

marry me deb

yellowsaffron says:

Yes, you can try any type of white-fleshed fish!

Biskit Murphy says:

can i use a snapper or grouper?

Arki Meep says:

Really love fish balls

Dustin Lindsey says:

Do you think you could add shredded crab to the “white-flesh fish” mixture as well and still have the recipe turn out well esp if you baked them instead?

fidel amurao says:

a blonde cook…what else can I ask for…

Christopher Ma says:

@wordtothemothers191 I happen to be Canadian~ And I believe in French they don’t pronounce the ‘t’ either

kochen0 says:

instead of fish, could i use squid or some other type of crustacean?

pudsey123 says:

gotta love fish balls.

Susana Rodriguez says:

Is it possible to bake them?  Thank you

joey leon says:

got to say…you are sooooo cute…but video does not put translater to you…you are sooo beautifulll…great job…look forword to many videos of your cooking..luvya

Sj Jones says:

any alternative for parmesan cheese?

zxc101st says:

@hugmeshootme depends on if one reading it with ‘other’ as the subject as reference for ‘some’ or ‘type’ as the subject of reference for ‘some other’.

the only way to know the answer is to ask the original poster did he or did he not know squid is not a crustacean. so did he? Haha

Randolph de Leon says:

Fishball and/or squidball are an all too common street food here in the Philippines. They are delicious, yes, but I cannot guarantee then fresh, unlike this one here.

rosepearlcourt says:

Love it

Noor Gareh says:

wow its look delicious I love it I’m going to try them thank you very much .

Randolph de Leon says:

@Wivanunu Not all street vendor foods. One just has to be more observant and more careful on choosing what to eat. At least look for a vendor that handles the food well. There are a lot of vendors here, some unsanitized, and some clean. But it is still best to just make your own fishball/squidball.

syaj17 says:

Ive never had cod fillets before =0 can i try tilapia?

Corinn Heathers says:

This is like fancy hush puppies, lol.

Suzanna Issa says:

Looks yummy, i will try this on sunday! is there a sauce that can go together with it?

Miriam Talavera says:

I try to make them twice following the steps listed in the ingredients, but after frying lose their round shape, and are reduced as a crumpled mass. I do not understand what I do wrong.

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