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Easy To Make Bacalaítos Salt Fritters Recipe

Easy To Make Bacalaítos Salt Fritters Recipe

Bacalaitos (Salt Codfish Fritters)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb codfish, salt
  • 2 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large garlic cloves; crushed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon annatto oil
  • 1 oil, vegetable; for frying

Description:

1. Soak the codfish in cold water for 2 hours or longer, according the saltiness and hardness of the fish.

2. Drain, rinse and place in a small saucepan. Pour boiling water over the fish and allow to stand 5 minutes.

3. Drain. Remove any bones and skin and shred the fish. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.

4. Add the garlic, water and annatto oil and mix to a smooth batter. Add the shredded fish and mix well.

5. Heat oil to 370F in a deep fryer or large, heavy saucepan. Fry the the mixture by teaspoonfuls until golden brown.

6. Drain on paper towels, keep warm and serve hot as hors-d’aeuvres.

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