Lambes' Codfish and Potato Breakfast

READY IN: 12hrs
SERVES: 6-10




  • Soak cod in pot of water overnight or for atleast 10 hours.
  • In the morning, about an hour before you want to eat; put the fish on to boil. Make sure the water just covers it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the eggs 10-15 minutes before you're ready to take the pot off the stove.
  • It's done when the fish flakes, the potatoes are soft (not overdone), and the eggs are hard boiled.
  • Peel the eggs and plop back in the water to keep warm.
  • To serve varies with almost every Bermudian!
  • The main way to serve is to use a slotted spoon and add how much fish, potato and egg you want to your plate.
  • 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.
  • When I was little I used to mash the fish, potato and egg together with mayonnaise or margarine.
  • 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!
  • The other thing is the sauces. It's all fattening, which is why most people eat this only once a week!
  • You can make a tomato sauce or a butter sauce to pour over the top.
  • (Some people make an egg sauce, but I never learned how to make it because I figured I alread had egg on my plate!) :-).
  • If you're using a sauce, start making it when you put the eggs on to boil.
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 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.
  • Add the stewed tomatoes and season to taste. Simmer for about 10 minutes Spoon desired amount over your codfish and potato.
  • Butter Sauce:
  • Saute the onion and garlic in the margarine until the onion is soft.
  • Adjust the amount of onion and margarine to your liking. (I like more margarine than most because I hate dry food.) :-).
  • Season to taste and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  • 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!
  • Pour desired amount over your codfish and potato and enjoy!