Cod “à Minhota” (cod and potatoes fried in oil)

Cod with fries on a plate

A typical Portuguese dish, cod seasoned with pepper and salt, served with fried potatoes, drizzled with a sauce of olive oil, onion and garlic.

Category: Cod, Recipes, Typical Portuguese dishes
Servings:: 4
Prep Time: 15 m
Cook Time: 35 m
Total Time: 50 m
Ingredients: cod, garlic, olive oil, onion, pepper, potatoes
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  • 4 desalted cod steaks (about 1 kg / (2 1/4 pounds))
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1.2 kg / (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 100 ml / (6 3/4 tablespoons) olive oil
  • Breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Season the cod steaks with pepper and a little salt if necessary. Coat the cod steaks in beaten egg and then in breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  2. Wash, peel the potatoes and cut them into round slices. Fry them in hot oil. Place them on a platter over absorbent paper. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the cod steaks and fry them on both sides.
  4. In another skillet, add the olive oil, the onions cut into round slices and the unpeeled crushed garlic. Leave to sauté over low heat until the onion starts to turn golden.
  5. Place the cod and the potatoes on a plate, drizzle the cod with the olive oil and onion sauce and serve.
Cod “à Minhota” (cod and potatoes fried in oil)
Nutrition facts
Serves 4
Per Serving:
Calories 717
Total Fat 27.5 g(42%)
Saturated Fat 4 g(21%)
Cholesterol 178 mg(59%)
Sodium 270 mg(11%)
Total Carbohydrate 54 g(18%)
Protein 64.5 g

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