Salt Codfish Fritters


  • 1/2 lb salt codfish, soaked in cold water for at least 2 hours or more
  • 2 cups ap flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp annatto oil (available at Latin markets)
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying


  • Soak the cod fish in cold water for 2 hours or longer.
  • Drain, rinse and place in a small sauce pan.
  • Pour boiling water over the fish and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Drain, removed any bones or skin and shred the fish.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the garlic, water, annatto oil and mix to a smooth batter.
  • Add the shredded fish and mix well.
  • In a large sauce pan or deep fryer fill 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Fry the mixture by tablespoons full until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.

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