Plokkfiskur from Iceland

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 25mins


  • 560
    g haddock (cooked, 1 1/4 lbs) or 560 g cod (cooked, 1 1/4 lbs)
  • 560
    g potatoes (boiled & peeled, 1 1/4 lbs)
  • 1
    white onion (chopped finely)
  • 350
    ml milk (12 oz)
  • 55
    g butter (2 oz)
  • 3
    tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 2
    tablespoons chives (freshly snipped to add color, flavor & garnish)


  • Skin, bone & break up the fish into flakes.
  • Roughly chop potatoes & finely chop onion.
  • Slowly heat milk in a saucepan almost to a boiling point.
  • In a med to lrg sized non-stick saucepan (while the milk is heating), melt butter & saute onion over med-heat till soft. Do not allow it to brown.
  • Sprinkle flour over onion, stir well & cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually add warmed milk, stirring continuously. Simmer for 3-4 min, stirring often.
  • Add flaked fish & stir briskly to break up the fish flakes completely. Season liberally w/salt & pepper.
  • Add potatoes & stir gently. Cook over low-heat till heated through.
  • Spoon into 4 bowls & sprinkle ea serving with 1/2 tbsp chives. Serve hot w/dark rye bread & butter.
  • UPDATE: I have made this recipe now & it actually comes together faster than the time stated, esp w/the fish & potatoes cooked well-ahead & just heated in the cream sauce. Pls take *SEASON LIBERALLY* to heart. I used McCormick Lemon Pepper & Seasoning Salt liberally in the prep, we added more at the table & it was perfect w/this!