Whenever we travel internationally I like to attend various cooking schools so I can get a feel for the ingredients and flavours of that country. Thai Fish Cakes are a popular restaurant dish in Australia so on my last trip to Thailand I was looking forward to perfecting the recipe.

Dipping Thai Fish Cakes

Dipping Thai Fish Cakes

Tod Mun Pla, as it’s known in Thailand is actually quite and easy recipe.  It can be made quickly in either a Thermomix or powerful food processor. Once the raw ingredients have been processed the mixture can stay covered in the fridge until needed. It is always best to fry the fish cakes right before serving.

Once the raw ingredients have been processed the mixture can stay covered in the fridge until needed. It is always best to fry the fish cakes right before serving.

Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

Plenty of Tod Mun Pla – Thai Fish Cakes to go around

This recipe makes about 30 fish cakes but you can halve or double the recipe if you are serving more or less people. I made a large mixture and made the

I made a large mixture and made the the Thai Fish Cakes up fresh on two consecutive nights. It was well received on both occasions.

The dish is usually accompanied by a light, sweet, dipping sauce and served with a small salad of grated carrot and wombok.

Thai Fish Cake Recipe

Thai Fish Cake Recipe

During the cooking class we also learned how to make a Thai Sweet & Sour Fish recipe. My kids absolutely LOVE that recipe too! All the recipes we learned were really simple, and they have since become family favourites.

Thai Fish Cake Recipe

Homemade Thai Fish Cakes -Tod Mun Pla

Author: Julie
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Ingredients

Thai Fish Cakes

  • 400 T gm raw white felsh boneless fish (ling, flathead etc) DON' COOK FIRST
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 195 gm Red Thai Curry Paste Ayam
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbs cornflour corn starch
  • 12 leaves kaffir lime with the middle stem removed
  • 15 green beans top & tailed
  • vegetable oil for frying

Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 Tbs finely diced cucumber
  • 1 Tbs chopped peanuts

Method

  1. Slice the green beans into 1/2cm rounds.

Thermomix Instructions

  1. Add the lime leaves to the TM bowl Process 5sec/ speed 8. Remove from the bowl and reserve for later.
  2. Add the garlic to the TM bowl Mince 3sec/speed 9
  3. Add the fish, egg, processed lime leaves, egg, cornflour and Red Thai Curry Paste to the garlic already in the TM Bowl.
  4. Process 1 minute /speed 6 to form a paste.
  5. Scrape down the sides and repeat the above step if the mixture has not yet formed a paste.
  6. Add the green beans to the fish paste. Mix to combine (REVERSE BLADE) 1minute/ speed 3.
  7. Remove the mixture from the TM into a bowl.

Food Processor Instructions

  1. Slice the lime leaves finely.
  2. Add the garlic to the blender and process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the fish, egg, sliced lime leaves, egg, cornflour and Red Thai Curry Paste to the garlic already in the blender.
  4. Process
  5. Process to form a paste.
  6. Scrape down the sides and repeat the above step if the mixture has not yet formed a paste.
  7. Remove the mixture from the food processor into a bowl.
  8. Stir through the green beans.

To Cook

  1. Heat oil in a wok, large heavy based frying pan or a deep fryer, 160 degrees or a medium burner heat. The oil needs be at a medium heat to allow the fish cakes to fully cook through.
  2. Deep fry the fish cakes in batches until golden. They will take between 3-5 minutes but check the first one before serving.
  3. Drain the fish cakes on absorbency paper before serving.

Dipping Sauce

  1. Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing the lime juice, sugar, water and fish sauce together.
  2. Add the sauce to a serving bowl.
  3. Just before serving top the dipping sauce with crushed peanuts and diced cucumber.

Take a look at my story on the Thai Cooking class if you’re planning a holiday to Thailand. Just preparing these dishes again makes me want to jump on a plane and ride my little scooter to a street cart vendor. I think it may be time to start looking for flights again.

So readers, is your tummy wanting to take you on a journey? Where would you like to holiday simply to indulge in the flavours of the country?

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