Cuban Codfish Fritters, Frituritas de Bacalao

Juliann Esquivel


These little cod fish fritters are delicious. They make great appetizers or just served alongside a meal they are wonderful. Crispy on the outside and soft on inside. They are fragrant and once you start eating them you cannot stop they are that good. You can make a dip of mayo, ketchup, lime juice and horseraddish and serve with these little fritters Here is my recipe for these cod fritters. Enjoy


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8 Hr
20 Min


  • 1 lb
    salted de-boned cod fish fillets, soaked 8/10 hours cooked and shredded
  • 2 c
    white all purpose flour
  • 1 small
    envelope goya sazon with achiote
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro or parsley diced fine
  • 2 c
    shrimp broth or fish broth
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 c
    canola or corn oil for frying

How to Make Cuban Codfish Fritters, Frituritas de Bacalao


  1. Soak cod fish the day before between 8/10 hours in large pot covered with cold water. Change water about every two hours finally leaving the cod soak overnight. Next mornring drain water and pour more cold water over the fish bring to a boil. Lower flame simmer for 10 minutes. Drain all of the water out again. With a fork shred the fish leaving it all shredded fine and set aside in a bowl.
  2. Next make a batter add to a large bowl the flour, baking powder,goya sazon, garlic powder, black pepper, and diced cilantro or parsley, Mix well next add the broth and with a wire wisk mix real good. Lastly add the shredded fish. Incorporate the fish well throughout the batter.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet I like to use my cast iron skillet. Drop the batter by the tablespoon full into the hot oil fry each fritter until golden on both sides. Remove to a paper towel lined platter and let drain. Serve immedietly with wedges of sliced lemon or lime or serve along side your favorite dish. Enjoy.
  4. I do not add any salt to the batter as the fish has some salt in it. Caution be carfull to not remove all of the salt from the cod as it is tasteless and bland with out any salt at all.

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