Moore's New England Codfish Cakes

Recipe by Chef #453640
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 16 cakes
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cover the cod with cold water for 1 to 2 hours or until the cod can be torn. Change the water once or twice if the water gets excessively salty—taste. Note: DO NOT over freshen. I think salt cod must be less salty than in days of yore.
  • Pare the potatoes but leave whole.
  • Place the potatoes & cod in a saucepan just large enough to hold tearing the cod into pieces to fit if necessary. Cover & simmer slowly until the potatoes are tender.
  • Drain & separate the cod & potatoes.
  • Rice or mash the potatoes.
  • Place the cod in the center of a clean kitchen towel. Roll up, & shred the cod by rubbing the cod with your fingers through the towel. (This method allows you to feel any bones that might be lurking in the fish.).
  • Mix together the cod & potatoes then mix in the egg & pepper mixture. Taste for salt, add salt if the cod was “over-freshened”. Can be refrigerated at this point.
  • Shape the mixture into cakes about 2” in diameter & about ½” thick.
  • Fry in bacon fat or butter, in a heavy skillet, over medium heat until golden on each side—about 2 or 3 minutes a side.
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