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    Portuguese Salt Cod Fritters

    Salted cod is one of my favorite things to eat and it is a dish that is very important to the Portuguese.  Fried cod fritters is one of my favorite ways of eating salt cod.  They are also great fried up as patties for a fish burger with tartar sauce.

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    Portuguese Salt Cod Fritters

    Salted cod is one of my favorite things to eat and it is a dish that is very important to the Portuguese.  Fried cod fritters is one of my favorite ways of eating salt cod.  They are also great fried up as patties for a fish burger with tartar sauce.
    Prep Time10 hrs
    Active Time45 mins
    Ready In (+soak):1 hr
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Keyword: portuguese, fried, salt cod, fritters, Portuguese Seafood Recipes, Seafood Recipes
    Calories: 4213kj
    Author: Wilamina Fernandes

    Materials

    • 2 cups milk
    • 4 potatoes chopped
    • 1 onion finely minced
    • 4 cloves garlic minced
    • 1 pound salt cod
    • 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
    • 2 eggssalt & pepper to taste
    • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

    Instructions

    • Soak the dried cod in cold water for a day, changing the water 3-4 times.  
    • Drain the cod, rinse, and put it in a large pot. Add the milk and enough water to cover an inch. Simmer gently over medium-low heat for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cod is tender.  
    • Drain and rinse the cod well, removing any little bits of skin and bone. While the cod is cooking, pour 1-inch of water in a large pot.
    • Add the potatoes and simmer on medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes until very tender. Drain the potatoes, peel off the skins, and mash them well with a potato masher.
    • In a bowl, add the cod to the potatoes, along with the onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, and eggs. Beat the mixture firmly with a spoon until it is a smooth and even consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Shape the cod mixture into medium sized balls. Pour the oil in a deep heavy skillet or pot and place it on high heat.
    • Add the balls one by one, turning them over until they are golden brown. Once done remove the fritters and drain on paper towels.

    How To Serve:

    • I like to serve mine with lemon butter or tartar sauce.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 4213kj | Carbohydrates: 187g | Protein: 320g | Fat: 246g | Saturated Fat: 189g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 738mg | Sodium: 32921mg | Potassium: 11102mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 2174IU | Vitamin B1: 2mg | Vitamin B5: 12mg | Vitamin C: 206mg | Calcium: 1439mg | Iron: 19mg

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