Pasteis de bacalhau - portuguese cod fish fritters

6 servings
20 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6
500 g Salt dry cod fish

20 medium size potatoes

6 egg yolks

7 garlic cloves finely minced

3 medium onion finely chopped

2 bunch of chopped parsley

salt and black pepper to taste


  • One or two days prior to doing the fritters place cod fish in a bucket with half water half milk and let it stand in a cool place or fridge.
  • In a pot boil the cod fish for about 20 minutes, check if it needs salt.
  • Remove cod and add the clean and half cut potatoes in the same water until potatoes are nicely cooked.
  • Remove all skin and bones from cod fish and pass it through a food mill.
  • Place the cod in a large bowl.
    Mash the potatoes also through the food mill.
    Place the potatoes in same bowl as cod fish.
    Add all remainder ingredients.
  • Step 6 - Pasteis de Bacalhau - Portuguese Cod Fish Fritters
    Form the little cakes by using two soup spoons .
  • Step 7 - Pasteis de Bacalhau - Portuguese Cod Fish Fritters
    In a freezer safe dish place all cod cakes without touching each other.
    Place them in the freezer for about 2 hours, then remove and insert them in freezer safe containers or plastic bag.
  • When ready to serve, heat oil and fry the cod cakes (do not defrost them) until reaching golden color.
    Can be served warm or cold.


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