Phew. Life is getting hectic! But I am very happy with the fact that on Sunday I for once had all the right ingredients… and had a nice bit of time at home… to make a delicious meal for myself. Lots of people say that cooking for one is hard, because they’re not that motivated with no-one else to cook for. For me, it’s the way I treat myself at the end of a long week! You can also see a funny cookery book above called “In the Food for Love” which I have borrowed from someone to help with my essay… on “Food & Seduction” in France!
Also, please let me introduce you to another of my foraged ice-cream pots. Actually, I think this one had some chocolate pudding inside. Well I decided that it makes the perfect container for a sauce to go with my fish cakes! These fish cakes were made with the contents of my store-cupboard, which turned out to be a remarkably good combination! Plus after living off them for three days in a row I still don’t find them boring…
Sardine Fish Cakes
This is a very cheap recipe, as it uses tinned sardines, which are everywhere here in La Rochelle!
I boiled three large potatoes, mashed them with butter & milk (and a fork… no kitchen equipment here!), then flaked & stirred in the contents of a tin of sardines. (I chose some lemon & olive oil flavour ones). I also chopped up some green olives & garlic and stirred that in too.
Then all you do is flour-up your hands, make them into balls with the help of more flour, pop into a generous puddle of hot oil in the pan & fry on both sides. The best way to not have them fall apart is to leave them for as long as possible before turning them.
Then I served then with rocket & a sauce made from creme fraiche, mayonnaise & cucumber. This has to be one of my favourite comfort food recipes ever.