Cape Cod Turkey

Carol Junkins


Have you ever heard the term Cape Cod Turkey?. Believe it or not there's no turkey in it at all.
This old time recipe is for salt cod served with potatoes, eggs, and cream sauce.

This is a very old recipe served on Cape Cod for many years back in the day.


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15 Min
15 Min


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1 box
salt cod fish
1/4 lb
salt pork
8 medium
potatoes, boiled and peeled
1 c
medium cream sauce
hard boiled egg

How to Make Cape Cod Turkey


  • 1Cover the cod with cold water, bring to boil, drain.
    Repeat 2 or 3 times.
  • 2Meanwhile boil the potatoes, cube and fry out the salt pork, and prepare the cream sauce and the hardboiled egg.
  • 3When serving pour the cream sauce over the potatoes and fish, add the the sliced egg and sprinkle with the pork scraps.
  • 4White Sauce:
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    Dash white pepper
    1 cup 2% milk *see note*
    In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 1 cup.
    * Could use half & half or cream instead of milk ~

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About Cape Cod Turkey

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American

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