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A traditional Jamaican dish. Great as an appetizer.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
40 mins
15 mins
12 fritters


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add cod and continue to boil until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain, transfer fish to a bowl, and shred with 2 forks.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in the hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add to fish with water and eggs. Mix flour and baking soda together and add to fish mixture; stir in black pepper and cayenne.

  • Measure out scoops of mixture with a tablespoon. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium to low heat. Fry fritters in batches in the hot oil until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, flattening out with the back of a spoon.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1 scallion, chopped, instead of an onion, and paprika or hot sauce instead of cayenne.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 24.7g; carbohydrates 17g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 103.6mg; sodium 209.9mg. Full Nutrition