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Codfish Fritters

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:49 pm
by Guysanto
Culinary Arts Institute

1/2 pound salt cod
3 dried Italian pepper pods
or 1 very small piece hot pepper
2 garlic cloves
2 green onions, cut in pieces
2 parsley sprigs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup light beer
Peanut oil, heated to 365°F

1. Soak cod in cold water overnight. The next day, drain the cod, add fresh water, and bring to a boil. Drain, cool, and shred finely.

2. In a mortar, pound together to a paste the pepper pods, garlic, onion, and parsley.

3. Sift flour with baking powder into a bowl stir in beer. Add the seasoning paste and shredded cod mix well.

4. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into heated oil. Fry until golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot.