Mix the fish, cracker crumbs, green onions, red pepper, garlic, eggs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Shape the mixture into patties, then dredge each patty lightly in flour. Heat a little butter on your griddle or in a skillet. Over medium heat, sauté the patties for a few minutes or until nicely browned on the bottom, then turn carefully with a spatula and brown the other sides. If the patties tend to tear apart, use two spatulas, one on top and one on bottom, for turning.
This makes 4 large patties. I need 2 for a full meal, but can get by with 1 for lunch or in a sandwich. I like to sprinkle the patties with oriental fish sauce (nam pla or nuac mam), which can be put on the table as a condiment. Oyster sauce is also good.