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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Pan Fry


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


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.

About this Recipe

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