Lambes' Codfish and Potato Breakfast

Total Time
12hrs
Prep 11 hrs
Cook 1 hr

This is a traditional Sunday breakfast in Bermuda. There are many ways to enjoy this and I've explained the most common ones below. Any problems, let me know! :-)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak cod in pot of water overnight or for atleast 10 hours.
  2. In the morning, about an hour before you want to eat; put the fish on to boil. Make sure the water just covers it.
  3. Boil the cod 2 or 3 times depending on how much you like salt, and make sure you change the water each time you boil it.
  4. Drain the cod and add the potatoes to the pot. Of course you'll need a large pot. Add enough water to cover and put the pot on to boil.
  5. Add the eggs 10-15 minutes before you're ready to take the pot off the stove.
  6. It's done when the fish flakes, the potatoes are soft (not overdone), and the eggs are hard boiled.
  7. Peel the eggs and plop back in the water to keep warm.
  8. To serve varies with almost every Bermudian!
  9. The main way to serve is to use a slotted spoon and add how much fish, potato and egg you want to your plate.
  10. Peel a banana and add that to one side of your food. Get a few slices of avocado and add that to the other side.
  11. When I was little I used to mash the fish, potato and egg together with mayonnaise or margarine.
  12. You can of course just leave it all whole and eat with melted butter which is what I do now that I'm older! It may sound strange but it is really delicous when you get a bit of everything onto your fork!
  13. The other thing is the sauces. It's all fattening, which is why most people eat this only once a week!
  14. You can make a tomato sauce or a butter sauce to pour over the top.
  15. (Some people make an egg sauce, but I never learned how to make it because I figured I alread had egg on my plate!) :-).
  16. If you're using a sauce, start making it when you put the eggs on to boil.
  17. Tomato Sauce:.
  18. Just saute the onion and garlic in margarine or olive oil until the onion is soft. The amount of oil or margarine depends on you.
  19. Add the stewed tomatoes and season to taste. Simmer for about 10 minutes Spoon desired amount over your codfish and potato.
  20. Butter Sauce:.
  21. Saute the onion and garlic in the margarine until the onion is soft.
  22. Adjust the amount of onion and margarine to your liking. (I like more margarine than most because I hate dry food.) :-).
  23. Season to taste and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  24. If you'd like to try the egg sauce; it's pretty much just sauteed onions in butter with some mashed, hard boiled egg added to it. Season it to taste, the amounts of the ingredients are left to you!
  25. Pour desired amount over your codfish and potato and enjoy!

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