Finally, after almost 20 years living in Italy, I have made something that brings me back to Norway. Even though I don’t remember much from living in Norway, as I was 5 when we left, there are certain things that remind me of Norway. Every time I go back, I bring back a lot of different ingredients that are not easily found here. Fishcakes and fiskeboller(which are a type of meatball but instead of meat it is made of fish) have always been something I’ve missed. There is a funny story about an italian man going to Norway and thinking he has found a box full of mozzarella, and to his demise comes home and opens it up, only to find out that it was not mozzarella, but unfortunately fiskeboller. I picture this poor man sitting there all excited about his mozzarella and then all it is is some fish. Probably my experience when I first saw mozzarella.
Ingredients you will need:
500g white fish.
I used cod.
2 tablespoons of potato flour
2 teaspoons of salt
Half a teaspoon of baking soda
Pepper to taste
Parsley and chives to taste.
In a food processor, add fish and salt and mix well.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix until you have a smooth paste. Add more milk if necessary.
In a frying pan melt some butter. Using two spoons form little fishcakes and cook on both sides.