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Fish & Peanut Balls

Fish & Peanut Balls

Fish & Peanut Balls


  • 2 1/2 onions
  • 2 lbs tilapia
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • dash of pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 5 sprigs parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 1 egg


Thinly slice the onion half, grate the other two onions and set aside

Place tilapia in a shallow bowl, add lemon juice, 1 tsp. salt and pepper and the sliced onion. Marinate for 30 minutes.

Pour a thin layer of oil onto a saute pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add the tilapia and saute until cooked through, flipping half way. Transfer onto paper towells and let cool.

Flake the tilapia into a bowl. Add the reserved grated onions, parsley, peanuts, egg and the remaining teaspoon of salt. Mix well and shape into balls. Deep fry the balls until golden.

Adapted from a recipe at United Noshes

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