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Fish Balls and Fish Pudding

August 11, 2013


Cooking time: see Stages 4 and 8
Preparation time: 20 mins.
Main cooking utensils: fish balls, large sauce pan; fish pudding, bowl, wax paper or cloth, steamer, saucepan
Oven temperature: 375°F
Oven position: center

For 6 servings you need:
Fish balls:

2 lb white fish
3 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons potato flour or cornstarch
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
pinch nutmeg
pinch pepper
3-4 tablespoons milk
3-4 tablespoons cream
2 1/2 cups milk or fish stock
1/4 cup flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter
Fish pudding: see stages 6 and 7

1. Fish balls: Grind fish 2 or 3 times until very fine; beat fish and salt for 10-15 minutes until smooth (this will give a salty taste – reduce quantity if wished).

2. Add potato flour, flour, butter, nutmeg and pepper.

3. Add milk and cream gradually.

4. Make into tiny balls and cook these in the milk or fish stock for 15 minutes.

5. Blend the 1/4 cup flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch with the milk or fish stock and thicken to make a sauce and add the butter.

6. Fish pudding: Grind 2 lb. white fish 2 or 3 times until very fine.

7. Add 1/4 cup melted margarine or butter, then stir in 2 eggs, one at a time, season, add 2 tablespoons potato flour or cornstarch, and 3 tablespoons milk.

8. Put in bowl and cover. Steam for 45 minutes or bake at 375°F for 30 minutes in dish of water.

TO SERVE: Hot, garnished with shrimp or prawns.

Picture also shows a delicious start to a meal: open sandwich of shrimp or prawns, served with salad.

Printed in Canada. ©Copyright Paul Hamlyn Ltd 1967

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Altitude5280 permalink
    August 12, 2013 12:16 am

    People castrated fish back then?

  2. August 12, 2013 1:51 pm

    Fish balls are surprisingly good.

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