The Hangout’s Cod Cakes

By on May 17, 2017 in Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although the name has changed, the traditional laid-back atmosphere at The Hangout Bar and Grill on Snow Lake remains.
The former Dave’s Lake Shack has new owners who will continue offering popular menu items as well as live music Wednesday and Friday evenings. Local favorites Island Vibe and Jim Weber are slated to perform throughout the summer.
The Hangout, located at 1865 W. State Road 120, can be reached by car or boat. The restaurant’s theme is “much more than bar food” and is open six days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only breakfast is served on Sunday.
Build your own omelet or choose from corned beef hash, eggs benedict, biscuits and gravy or apple flavored pancakes for a filling breakfast. Appetizers-including pickle fries-complement any meal, while wings, soups and salads offer traditional hearty fare.
The Hangout is decorated with lake memorabilia and is the perfect place to savor fish and chips or a butterfly shrimp basket. Enjoy sitting on the big patio in the summer with a thick burger or a variety of Mexican dishes.
The Hangout’s cod cakes are a crowd favorite you can enjoy at home:

1 small onion, chopped
8 sprigs parsley, chopped
2 cups mashed potatoes
2 beaten eggs
3 T melted butter
1 lb. steamed and flaked cod
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup light olive oil
salt and pepper

Mix onion, parsley, butter, potatoes and eggs.
Break cod apart into flakes and mix with the above.
Shape the mixture into patties.
Coat with bread crumbs.
Pour oil into a skillet and heat until it sizzles. Add patties and fry for four to five minutes on each side until golden brown.

Erika Celeste is an award-winning journalist who has worked in radio, print, television, and marketing. She owns and operates New Moon Media Group where she’s written several documentaries and books.

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