Tod Mun Chicken Cakes With Cucumber Relish

Thai Street Food

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      30 min

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Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2013

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Our favorite local Thai joint makes a version of these crispy, spicy cakes served with a refreshing cucumber relish. Sadly, the cakes are deep-fried, and the cucumber salad is dressed with both sugar and peanuts. My home version swaps pan-frying in coconut oil for the swim in peanut oil, and the cucumber relish is tangy, tart, and dressed up with cashews. The fish sauce in both recreates that distinctive Thai flavor, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute 1 anchovy (or