Spicy Fish Cakes with Green Beans and Wild Lime Leaves

Tode Mun Plah

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    large cakes
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

  • About

This is a quintessentially Thai dish, traditionally consisting of very small, very chewy patties, deep-fried to a dark reddish brown. I like them that way but I also love them like this, plump and tender and easy to cook. You can make them without a food processor by simply cutting the fish into big chunks and then chopping these down to smaller pieces. You can prepare the seasoned fish mixture ahead of time and refrigerate, covered, for a day. Make it even without the lime leaves; it’s sti