Cod drizzled with béchamel sauce

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 55m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h
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A delicious recipe of shredded cod fried in olive oil and onion, mixed in potatoes cut into cubes, seasoned with pepper, that goes to the oven drizzled with a mixture of béchamel, egg and lemon juice.

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  • 3 desalted cod steaks (about 800 grams / (1 3/4 pounds))
  • 1 egg
  • A few drops of lemon juice
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 kg / (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
  • 200 ml / (3/4 cup and 1 1/2 tablespoons) béchamel
  • 150 ml / (1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Cook the cod in a pan with water about five minutes. When the cod is cooked, drain it and place in a dish. Remove the skins and the spines and shred it into slivers. Set aside.

    Step 2

    1. Peel, wash the potatoes, cut them into cubes and season with a little salt. Reserve the potatoes in water.

    Step 3

    1. In a frying pan, place the olive oil and the onions cut into round slices. Bring to a medium-low heat and leave to sauté until the onion starts to turn golden brown. Add the potatoes and fry them about 15 minutes. Stir once in a while.

    Step 4

    1. Then, add the cod, season with pepper, stir and cook about five minutes. Stir once in a while.

    Step 5

    1. Meanwhile, with the help of a wire whisk mix the béchamel with the egg and a few drops of lemon juice. Set aside.

    Step 6

    1. Turn off the heat and drain the olive oil (do not drain completely the olive oil). Place the cod and the potatoes in a rectangular baking dish, drizzle with the béchamel mixture and bring to preheated oven at 180ºC / (350ºF) about 20 minutes until golden brown.

    Step 7

    1. Turn off the oven and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 730
Total Fat: 38 g(58%)

Saturated Fat: 5 g(25%)
Cholesterol: 140 mg(47%)
Sodium: 780 mg(33%)
Total Carbohydrate: 57 g(19%)
Protein: 46 g


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