Bacalaitos (Codfish Fritters)

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
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
  • 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 cilantro. Deep fry spoonfuls of the batter in oil heated to 350 degrees until golden.


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