Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás (Salt Cod and Potatoes)

Recipe by daisygrl64
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Note: Soak Cod fish in water overnight.
  • Next day change water and place Cod in a pot with enough water to cover it. Boil for about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool. Once Cod has cooled, flake it.
  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to non stick pan and fry potatoes in batches each time using another tbsp of olive oil if necessary.
  • Place paper towel on the bottom of a glass dish safe for the oven and keep fries warm in the oven.
  • Once you are done with the potatoes add 1 tbsp of olive oil to pan and add the bay leaf. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes. remove bay leafs from pan (discard).
  • add garlic, onions (pepper flakes if using) to the pan and saute until onions begin to soften.
  • add the parsley and let saute a bit.
  • add flaked Cod and keep tossing until Cod gets warm.
  • add the eggs, keep stirring so not to let the eggs stick to pan. this mixture will start to look like scrambled eggs.
  • Once you are done with your Cod and eggs mixture.
  • Combine fries with Cod mixture.
  • add olives if using.
  • taste, add salt and black pepper if needed.
  • when serving squeeze lemon juice from a slice of lemon ontop.
  • add dash of tabsco sauce if using.
  • Enjoy.