Recipe: Salted Cod Balls

I made these for my Eurovision party on account of Eurovision was in Portugal this year and after spending a week there last year I fell in love with salted cod, locally known as bacalhau. While I had to make my own salted cod it doesn’t involve more than just a little time and a lot of salt. You can skip that part if you really want to save time and just make sure to thoroughly salt your mashed potato mixture instead.

Salted Cod Balls

AuthorMabDifficultyIntermediate

Yields25 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

Ingredients
 400 g salted cod, shredded
 400 g potatoes, boiled and mashed
 1 onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 3 tsp cilantro, minced
 3 tsp parsley, minced
 2 eggs
 200 g breadcrumbs
 salt and pepper, to taste
 500700 ml oil, for frying

Directions
1

In a hot frying pan with 1 tsp of oil, saute the onion and garlic until softened.

2

In a large bowl add the cod, potatoes, onion/garlic mixture, eggs, herbs and spices and mix well.

3

Shape the mixture into 4 or 5 cm balls and roll each of the balls in the breadcrumbs. Place on a plate or sheet until ready to cook.

4

Heat the oil to 180°C and then deep fry the cod fish balls in small batches for about 5 minutes, rotating if necessary, until completely browned. Repeat until all of the balls are fried.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 400 g salted cod, shredded
 400 g potatoes, boiled and mashed
 1 onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 3 tsp cilantro, minced
 3 tsp parsley, minced
 2 eggs
 200 g breadcrumbs
 salt and pepper, to taste
 500700 ml oil, for frying

Directions

Directions
1

In a hot frying pan with 1 tsp of oil, saute the onion and garlic until softened.

2

In a large bowl add the cod, potatoes, onion/garlic mixture, eggs, herbs and spices and mix well.

3

Shape the mixture into 4 or 5 cm balls and roll each of the balls in the breadcrumbs. Place on a plate or sheet until ready to cook.

4

Heat the oil to 180°C and then deep fry the cod fish balls in small batches for about 5 minutes, rotating if necessary, until completely browned. Repeat until all of the balls are fried.

Salted Cod Balls

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