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cape cod turkey

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a recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Steam

Ingredients For cape cod turkey

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

How To Make cape cod turkey

  • 1
    Cover the cod with cold water, bring to boil, drain. Repeat 2 or 3 times.
  • 2
    Meanwhile boil the potatoes, cube and fry out the salt pork, and prepare the cream sauce and the hardboiled egg.
  • 3
    When serving pour the cream sauce over the potatoes and fish, add the the sliced egg and sprinkle with the pork scraps.
  • 4
    White Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash white pepper 1 cup 2% milk *see note* Directions 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 ~