Salt Fish Cake (Fish Balls)
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: IDK – I always overcook LOL
  • Preparation Time: 45 mins
  • [2 packs] [Boneless salt fish/Cod fish
  • [1/2 tsp] [Salt and pepper]
  • [1] [Finely chopped onion]
  • [6-8] [Minced garlic cloves]
  • [2-3] [Finely chopped scallion]
  • [5] [De-stemmed thyme] OR [Dry thyme seasoning]
  • [6-8 sprigs] [Finely chopped cilantro]
  • [4 sprigs] [Finely chopped parsley] OR [Dry parsley seasoning]
  • [1] [Finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper]
  • [3 cups] [All-purpose flour – season to your liking]
  • [1 tbsp] [Baking powder]
  • [2] [Eggs – optional]
  • [1 1/2] [Cups of water, add more or less as needed]
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Place the salt fish in a saucepan with 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil and let boil for 18-20 minutes, check the saltiness of the fish. It should be somewhat salted but not overly salty.
  2. 2. Rinse the fish under cold running water in a strainer
  3. 3. Shred the salt fish
  4. 4. Put all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until a thick batter is formed.
  5. 5. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before you fry
  6. 6. Add oil to hot pan
  7. 7. Deep fry by teaspoonful over a medium heat, until golden brown.
  8. 8. Avoid the outside of the fish fritters burning before the middle is well cooked by carefully monitoring the heat.
  9. 9. Drain on paper towel
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Provided with love by Kamiah John