Baccalitos (Fish Fritters)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

From "The Best Recipes of the World", Mark Bittman. I used fresh cod as DH won't touch salted cod. I also skipped step about cooking fish and just shredded, cut really good prior to mixing with other ingredients.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using salted cod, soak fish overnight and rinse, drain next day. Cook fish. Shred it. Combine the fish, onion, garlic and pepper. Mix well. Add the flour and stir a few times, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add about 1/2 cup water and stir until a batter forms-it should be a bit thicker than pancake batter, but not much, then stir in the parsley.
  2. Let the mixture rest while you put about 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan and heat it over medium high. Using a tablespoon, gently drop small.
  3. spoonfuls of mixture into oil and fry, turning once until golden brown 3 to 5 minutes. Don't crowd fritters.
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve with lime wedges or keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.


Most Helpful

This turned out perfect!!! I have never been very good with cooking boney fish or cod. Always burning it!!! This time it was tasty, had a very nice presentation such as resturant quality!!!

tatianna0714 March 12, 2006

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