Catfish Sweet Potato Cakes

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Catfish Sweet Potato Cakes


4 U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish fillets
3 sweet potatoes
1 russet potato
½ bulb roasted garlic, mashed
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon,
1 egg, beaten
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
Olive oil
Fresh tarragon or cilantro


2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
½ cup mayonnaise
1 lime, zested
1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350˚F.

  2. SEASON catfish fillets with salt. Lightly spray a small baking dish with vegetable oil. Place fillets in dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until done. Let cool and flake.

  3. PEEL and chop potatoes. In a medium boiler, cover potatoes with water and add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until potatoes are soft. Drain.

  4. MASH potatoes in a large bowl and set aside to cool. When cool, add garlic, egg and tarragon; gently fold in catfish flakes.

  5. SHAPE into 3-inch cakes. Dip in beaten egg, then in breadcrumbs. Chill cakes in the refrigerator 30-60 minutes to firm them.

  6. HEAT olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry cakes until golden brown. Place on paper towel to drain.

  7. TOP with a teaspoon of lime mayonnaise and garnish with a sprig of fresh tarragon or cilantro.

  8. TO MAKE LIME MAYONNAISE combine all ingredients and chill.