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      Nazneen
      4/16/2013

      Thanks Mireya! My son enjoyed them so I hope yours does too!

  1. These look about as far removed from school lunches as you can get – really beautiful :) I know what you mean about the strength of childhood food memories though, they are a big component of my school day memories too – almost always packed lunches in my case.
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      Nazneen
      4/10/2013

      Thanks Kari! Yes,I was glad that they were nothing like my school fish cakes!

  2. 4/8/2013

    Yummy! Those cod cakes look mighty scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Rosa!

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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Amy! I have to admit, they are a bit spoilt with food and know good stuff from bad!

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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Angie! I like food with memories too!

  3. 4/8/2013

    Those cod cakes look perfectly made. Nice recipe
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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Raymund! Thank you for stopping by!

  4. My early experiences with Brussels sprouts weren’t good – I had the ones that were boiled to death, too. I used to hate them, until I tasted one that was properly cooked. Same deal with fish cakes – I had too many that weren’t well prepared at all. But good ones are wonderful. And these look wonderful! Really fun post – thanks.
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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks John! It’s good though that we can get over the bad experiences and try again!

  5. 4/7/2013

    Perfect tea time snack,Nazneen…My mom’s mutton gravy mixed with rice was a big hit with my friends at school.Love those days.As a new mom,am still wondering,how would I manage to prepare different recipes for lunch once my kid grows up..:-)

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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Nisha! Yum, I wouldn’t mind being your friend at school for some of your mums rice and salan!

  6. 4/7/2013

    Your pictures are soo beautiful!Food and memories, an amazing thing! I love these cod cakes, whether as a side dish or as a snack!
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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Lin! All memories are somehow linked to food!

  7. 4/7/2013

    I love fish cakes. I have however always made them with Thai flavours. Love the variation in your recipe..cant wait to try it out. And I prefer Panko to ordinary crumbs too. Your recipes and your pictures are fantastic:-)
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      Nazneen
      4/8/2013

      Thanks Sonali! Your Thai flavoured sound great too, I am going to give those a try next time!

  8. 4/6/2013

    Your cod cakes look fantastic, Nazneen, and you photographed them beautifully. I like that you had the courage to go back to a dish that you didn’t like as a child and made it something that you would enjoy. For many, especially with fish, if the child dislikes it, so will the adult s/he becomes. Way to go!
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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks John! As you know I am not a huge seafood eater, so it did take some nerves on my part to try and remake them. They turned out really well and both the tuna and cod versions are great. I am sure any fish can be used.

  9. 4/6/2013

    I wonder who are the people that eat in cafeteria? When sometimes I tell my daughter to buy lunch from cafeteria, she just refuses now I know the reason why?
    I love all fish work into a cake and this will sure work for me.Unfortunately I can not use panko.

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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      I don’t know who eats there! When I made these, I was watching my gluten intake, so I didn’t bread or flour mine, I dipped it in egg and fried them. It was still very good.

  10. 4/6/2013

    this looks delicious! i think there’s a lot to be said about a crispy outside and soft flaky insides especially for fish :) Also like that you;ve added “sustainably caught” behind the cod in the ingredients list, we all need to be more mindful of where we get our fish from, no matter how delicious it is!
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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks Shuhan. Yes I do like a crispy exterior and soft and cream inside. Try very hard to make sure my fish is wild caught and sustainable. I couldn’t eat it if it wasn’t.

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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks Uru, sweet of you to say even though you don’t eat them!

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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      That’s what I seem to be finding out! My nuns were lovely ladies so sweet and caring. There was one who a bit scary but even she was ok.

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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks Lail! Come to CO, I’ll make you some :)

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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks Tanja! They are good the next day too, my daughter enjoyed the one we had left over. They make a good sandwich too.

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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks Denise! They were good with a squeeze of lemon,

  11. Oooh! I certainly remember fish days! That all pervading smell of boiled cod, hard on the outside and well done in the middle. It came dripping in yellow water and utterly inedible! These cod cakes however look delicious and a different world of food altogether. It’s fun to reinvent those school dishes. Why did they do them so badly?! GG
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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thank goodness I didn’t have the boiled fish you are talking about! That sounds worse than the Brussels sprouts!

  12. 4/5/2013

    Hello Nanzeen, My boys are the same way, they say that their school lunches are horrible. Maybe even a little worse in HK than in Japan or in the States. It is the whole fear factor issue… chicken feet, 1000 year old eggs, congee, you know all the menu items any teenager would have nightmares about. LOL. You cod fish looks so light and crispy and a great alternative to soup, sandwiches and the normal school lunches. Do you heat it before they go to school? Take care, BAM
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      Nazneen
      4/6/2013

      Thanks Bobbi! There are never any left to take to school! My children prefer sandwiches to anything else because they are quick and easy to eat. Kids have so little time for lunch.

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