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Dutch Viskoekjes (P, TNT)
Source: Self
Serves: 4-6

500 grams frozen fish (When using fresh fish, takes the bones out first)
2 medium potatoes peeled and cut in little pieces (it cooks much faster)
1 egg
1 onion (if you like it use more), finely chopped
a bit of flour (or matzo meal)

Cook fish and potatoes in a pan with water until soft. Drain and put in a working bowl.

Add egg, onion, salt, pepper, parsley, a bit of flour (matzo meal) and mix with a fork into a soft not sticky mass. (I prefer by hand but be careful it is very hot).

Heat oil in a frying pan and make little burgers with wet hands. Bake them in the hot oil on both sides until brown. I roll them in matzo meal before I fry them, because in my pan they stick. My Mother-in-law has a special fish pan and her viskoekjes don't stick. I don't know why, but I suppose this is a special mother-in-law's secret. Serve them with bread and salad.

Poster's Notes:
I'm sure that all the Dutch fans and ex-Dutch habitants agree with me: the "Fish-cookies" Viskoekjes are one of the most known Jewish-Dutch food "attractions." We eat them at any occasion; dinner, Shabbat lunch, parties, to break the fast, Pesach, cold or warm, young and old the nice thing about them is, everybody has more or less the same recipe, but it always tastes different, some use more potatoes, some use fresh fish, salmon or parsley. You really can add what you want.

Posted by Eliane Dreissen

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A