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pasteis de bacalhau (codfish fritters)

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Recipe by
Theresa Vieira
Ocala, FL

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

(1 rating)
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For pasteis de bacalhau (codfish fritters)

  • 1 lb
    salted codfish
  • 1 lb
  • 3
    eggs, lightly beat
  • 1 sm
    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)

  • 1
    desalt the cod in water overnight, changing water atleast once.
  • 2
    Add enough water to pan to boil the potatoes and cod, cook until potatoes are done.
  • 3
    Remove skin and bones from cod.
  • 4
    Mash potatoes and cod in a bowl.
  • 5
    Add the egg, onion, garlic, parsley, salt & pepper, mix.
  • 6
    Form 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.
  • 7
    Deep fry until browned and drain on paper towels.
  • 8
    Enjoy either hot or cold.

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