French Brandade (Salt Cod with Mashed Potatoes)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb of salt cod. Soaked in cold water for 24 hours. With water changed 3 to 4 times.
  • 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp white pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste
This a wonderful  traditional recipe made with salt cod from Provence in France.
  • Soak cod in a large bowl of water for 24 hours, changing the water 4 o 5 times.
  • In a sauce pan, bring cream, garlic, bay leaf, thyme and cloves to a gentle simer for 6 to 8 minutes, until garlic is just tender.
  • Remove bay leaf from cream and discard it.
  • Process the cream in a blender until garlic is completely pureed.
  • Drain the cod and discard the soaking water.
  • In a separate sauce pan, cover the cod with water and bring to a simmer.
  • Drain the cod and add it along with the garlic cream and mashed potatoes, to an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle.
  • Mix on low speed for 2 minutes, or until the mixture is well combined.
  • Beat for an additional 30 seconds, adding the olive in a slow stream.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve atop crusty bread.

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