Cod ‘pataniscas’ (fried cod)2012-11-06
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 40m
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A delicious typical Portuguese dish confectioned with cod mixed in a dough confectioned with flour, pepper, egg, chopped parsley and salt, fried in vegetable oil, served with tomato rice.
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- 400 grams / (14 ounces) desalted cod
- 125 grams / (4 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour with yeast
- Parsley (to taste)
- 1 small onion
- 2 eggs
- Pepper (to taste)
- Salt (to taste)
- Vegetable oil for frying
Cook the cod in a pan with water about five minutes. Reserve the cooking water. When the cod is slightly cooked, place it on a dish, allow to cool slightly, remove the skins and the spines and shred it into slivers. Set aside.
In a bowl, dissolve the flour and the pepper in a little of the cod cooking water. Stir, add the shredded cod along with the chopped parsley, chopped onion, the eggs and a little salt. Mix everything well and rectify the seasoning if necessary (if the dough is too liquid, add a little more flour).
Heat the oil in a frying pan. When is hot, add small portions of the dough with the help of a tablespoon and leave them fry on both sides. Once fried, place them on a platter over absorbent paper.
Serve the pataniscas with tomato rice.