If you get a chance, have a read of The Power of Habit. Information is relayed using narratives, so the book is captivating as well as informative. There is a section in the book that discusses habits' impact in the world of marketing, which blew my socks off. Who knows, you might just change a bad habit or two while reading it!
Enter a slightly better choice in the form of healthier food: salmon cakes. These are coated in panko crumbs, but I think they balance a food lover's wants and needs nicely. I also opted to put them under the broiler as opposed to pan frying them because my attempt at frying the first few got poor results. Another deviation involved swapping out lime pickle for mango pickle. It's what I could find and I don't think it caused any harm. Finally, I would recommend blending the ingredients together instead simply combining them, as it offers a smoother consistency with every bite.
Adapted from: http://www.chatelaine.com/
- 1 russet potato, peeled and chopped
- 1 can of salmon in water
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 2 T finely chopped mango pickle
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 T vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup of plain yoghurt
- 2 T chopped cilantro
Turn the oven on to broil (high).
Boil the potato pieces in a small pot of water for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and either add the eggs, onion and pickle to the food processor to mix or mash the potatoes with a fork in a bowl first and then combine the rest of the ingredients just listed. I took the noticeable bones out of the salmon before combining it with the potatoes, but that's not necessary (I have an aversion to bones). Season with salt and pepper. Form into 6 patties. Pour panko into a deep dish. Coat patties with panko.
Place the patties on a tin foil lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes on one side and 5 on the other.
Combine the yoghurt and cilantro in a bowl and serve with the salmon cakes.