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Salt Cod Fritters for Carnival

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 pound salt cod
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare this recipe:

Soak salt cod overnight and during the morning, changing water three times. Drain, remove skin and any bones and cut into small chunks.

To poach the cod: simmer the onion, bay leaf and peppercorns in 2 cups of water. After 5 minutes, add the cod and 2 cups of water. When it simmers, cover the pan and remove from heat so the cod doesn't toughen. You can keep the cod in this liquid in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

To form the fritters: drain the fish and flake it well into a bowl. Add 2 cups of mashed potatoes; beat two eggs with a pinch of salt and add them to the fish and potatoes. Add parsley, salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Wait about 1/2 hour to form the balls; they should be about 1 1/2 inches. Use good, fresh oil for frying. Fry in 375* oil. Dry in paper towels and serve.

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