Codfish Cakes using Salt Cod

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep
8 hrs
Cook
10 mins

An old-time recipe that used to be my grandfather's favorite cold weather meal. The hot sauce is a new addition...=)

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak the fish in cold water for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Change the water at least 3 times during the soaking.
  3. Remove the fish from the water and rinse well.
  4. Place it in a saucepan filled with fresh cold water and set it over medium-high heat.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Drain the fish and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  7. Combine the breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl and let soak.
  8. Using a fork, flake the fish, removing any bones, into a large bowl.
  9. Add the bread crumb mixture, the potatoes, butter, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
  10. Mix until well combined.
  11. Form the mixture into 2 1/2-inch cakes.
  12. Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  13. Cook until the cakes are browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.