Great recipe from our country,Portugal watched my mom making many times.Great for any special times .AT Christmas .MY inserparion my mom the best cook in the world SHE TOO learned and watched her mother and grandmother.SO now i'm passing it down to my grandchildren.
Cook the fish several times and changing water often .De flaked fish until there's no fish has no skin or bones.IN large bowl ADD your fish pieces .USE 2 forks to pull the fish apart,OR just shred it .
IN a large bowl. ADD,parsley ,smashed potatoes,peppers eggs and your cod fish fakes all together.AND SALT FOR YOUR TASTING AND MORE CRUSHED RED PEPPER.
Heat cast iron skillet,make sure not to burn the olive oil.
TAKE two teaspoons: WITH one hand, take a spoonful of the mixture.AND with the other hand and rotating motion, insert the bowl of the second spoon behind the mixture,scooping it out of the first spoon.
REPEAT,repeat for several times back and forth,to obtain the an OVAL shape and Smooth finish (.THIS technique does take little practice,and patient.
AFTER,the fish cakes are cooked,remove them and lay they down on paper towel to remove excess fat .
ON a nice pretty serving platter arrange your fish cakes,and decorated with fresh stems of parsley.
THIS portuguese style codfish cakes, can be used for as an appetizer,for parties,as a snack or as part of the simple meal when combined with rice and collards greens.
AS a young girl i loved watching my mother making lots and lots ,of these for family A@ Christmas EVE gethering.SO i learned how to use the little spoons back and forth and help mom and grandmother.AND now i'm teaching my grandchildren after 5 generations,what a blessing.