Bacalaitos (Codfish Fritters)
Prep Time: 40 min Yields: 30 fritters

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound salted cod, soaked overnight in 3 cups of milk
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 small onion, 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 TBSP of caribbean fish
  • Oil, for frying

Directions

Drain salted cod. Boil fish in 3 cups of the water and the milk until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove cooked fish from liquid, shred and set aside to cool. Make a batter with the flour, baking powder and remaining water. Add cod, onions, peppers, garlic and caribbean fish seasoning cilantro. Deep fry spoonfuls of the batter in oil heated to 350 degrees until golden.

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