Cod fritters

Cod fritters on a platter

This typical Portuguese recipe of cod fritters is appreciated by all, can be served with lettuce salad or with a delicious tomato rice. Try it!

Cod fritters on a platter

Servings:: 6
Prep Time:30 m
Cook Time:45 m
Total Time:1:15 h
Ingredients: cod, eggs, onion, parsley, pepper
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Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) potatoes
  • 500 grams (17 1/2 ounces) desalted cod
  • 5 eggs
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 small onion
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Put them in a saucepan with water together with the cod. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium-low heat and cook about 25 minutes. Remove the cod about 5 to 6 minutes after the water starts boiling. Drain the cod with a skimmer and let cool slightly. Remove the skins and bones and flake the cod with a fork. Wrap the cod in a cloth and crush it against a kitchen table or a marble stone.
  2. Drain the potatoes when they are cooked. Place the potatoes in a deep bowl and mash them with a potato masher. Add the chopped onion, chopped parsley, pepper, the crushed cod, eggs and salt if necessary. Mix everything with your hands until a homogeneous dough.
  3. Mold small portions of the mixture with two tablespoons. Heat the oil in a deep fryer (place a cork stopper in the oil to not make foam). When the oil is hot, add the cod fritters and fry them until golden. When they are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.
  4. Serve the cod fritters with lettuce salad or tomato rice.
Cod fritters
Nutrition facts
Serves 6
Per Serving:
Calories 260
Total Fat 4.5 g(7%)
Saturated Fat 1.5 g(7%)
Cholesterol 182 mg(61%)
Sodium 154 mg(6%)
Total Carbohydrate 27.5 g(9%)
Protein 26.5 g

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