Bacalao Balls

Sherri Williams


If you have never tried salt cod fish before, this a great recipe to start off with. These lil' balls are so addictive. You can't just eat 1 or 2. Make plenty because they will go fast. Happy Cooking sw:)


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
20 Min


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  • 1 lb
    bacalao (salt cod fish, deboned)
  • 5-6 small
    smashed red potatoes (cooked)
  • 2 large
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large
    fire roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2-3
    scallions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    italian parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    spicy seafood seasoning
  • 1 medium
    lemon zest, grated
  • ·
    serve with spicy sauce of choice

How to Make Bacalao Balls


  1. soak cod fish in cold water for 8 hours in the fridge. change water 2-3 times
  2. combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  3. mix well
  4. roll into 1 inch balls
  5. in a 350 degree fryer, fry 3-4 minutes or until until golden brown. serve with spicy sauce

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About Bacalao Balls

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood Appetizers
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #balls, #cod, #mini, #fry

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