Pasteis de Bacalhau (Codfish Fritters)

Theresa Vieira


This recipe is my husbands grandmother's, given to me by my super awesome mother-in-law.


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1 lb
salted codfish
1 lb
eggs, lightly beat
1 small
onion, yellow, finely diced
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper

How to Make Pasteis de Bacalhau (Codfish Fritters)


  • 1desalt the cod in water overnight, changing water atleast once.
  • 2Add enough water to pan to boil the potatoes and cod, cook until potatoes are done.
  • 3Remove skin and bones from cod.
  • 4Mash potatoes and cod in a bowl.
  • 5Add the egg, onion, garlic, parsley, salt & pepper, mix.
  • 6Form the fritter - take a soup spoon and scoop a good amount of the cod mixture and place another spoon on top to mold and place on wax paper.
  • 7Deep fry until browned and drain on paper towels.
  • 8Enjoy either hot or cold.

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About Pasteis de Bacalhau (Codfish Fritters)

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Portugese
Hashtag: #codfish

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