How to Make Bacalaitos(Codfish Fritters)

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How to Make Bacalaitos(Codfish Fritters) Recipe
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The humble cast

The humble cast

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Take your salted cod and rinse under cold water.

Take your salted cod and rinse under cold water.

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Put a pot of water on your stove over high heat

Put a pot of water on your stove over high heat

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Boiled codfish for 15 minutes to remove the excess salt.

Boiled codfish for 15 minutes to remove the excess salt.

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After 15 minutes remove 1/2 cup the water and set aside

After 15 minutes remove 1/2 cup the water and set aside

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Let's discard that salted water.

Let's discard that salted water.

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We will repeat these steps two or three more times until the codfish has removed almost all it's salt.

We will repeat these steps two or three more times until the codfish has removed almost all it's salt.

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After we have removed most of its salt let it cool down a bit. Then we will start to shred it to bite size piecesπŸ˜’I am so mad I didn't get a boneless codfish. Makes sure you do. It's  easier to shred

After we have removed most of its salt let it cool down a bit. Then we will start to shred it to bite size piecesπŸ˜’I am so mad I didn't get a boneless codfish. Makes sure you do. It's easier to shred

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That is how big the pieces should be. Not any smaller than this. We want to be able to feel the cod when biting Into the fritter☺

That is how big the pieces should be. Not any smaller than this. We want to be able to feel the cod when biting Into the fritter☺

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Now lets take your peppers if using and remove the seeds

Now lets take your peppers if using and remove the seeds

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Rinse them

Rinse them

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And finely dice them.

And finely dice them.

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Now let's take the flour and put it in a bowl

Now let's take the flour and put it in a bowl

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Add the baking powder.

Add the baking powder.

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The parsley

The parsley

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The black pepper

The black pepper

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The sazon

The sazon

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Whisk the dry ingredients

Whisk the dry ingredients

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Remember the 1/2 cup water (actually 2/3 cup sorry 😩)we removed? Well it's time to use it. Thats flavor 😊☺

Remember the 1/2 cup water (actually 2/3 cup sorry 😩)we removed? Well it's time to use it. Thats flavor 😊☺

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Let's add 1 cup of fresh water to it. Making the total water 1 2/3 cups

Let's add 1 cup of fresh water to it. Making the total water 1 2/3 cups

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Add that water slowly.

Add that water slowly.

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Whisk away the lumps.

Whisk away the lumps.

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Now let's add the sweet pepper. I just love the flavor this gives the batter.

Now let's add the sweet pepper. I just love the flavor this gives the batter.

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Add the shredded cod fish

Add the shredded cod fish

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Stir it in slowly being careful not to break up the cod pieces.

Stir it in slowly being careful not to break up the cod pieces.

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Add the salt if needed. Make sure you taste the batter as you go and add salt to your taste.😊

Add the salt if needed. Make sure you taste the batter as you go and add salt to your taste.😊

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This is the consistency the batter should be, like a pancake mix. Not too thin, not too thick.

This is the consistency the batter should be, like a pancake mix. Not too thin, not too thick.

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Let's get ready to fry. Add some oil in a pot over high heat. I didn't put measurements for the oil , I'm sure you know how much to use. Do you😜? I certainly hope so!!!😁😁

Let's get ready to fry. Add some oil in a pot over high heat. I didn't put measurements for the oil , I'm sure you know how much to use. Do you😜? I certainly hope so!!!😁😁

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Add a large  tablespoonful to the hot oil. I say about 1/4 cup

Add a large tablespoonful to the hot oil. I say about 1/4 cup

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Let the first side brown

Let the first side brown

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Turn it around and cook the other side.

Turn it around and cook the other side.

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See me do it.

See me do it.

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See me turn them

See me turn them

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When they have cooked put them on a paper towel lined plate or do as I do. String them thru a stick to drain of excess oilβ˜ΊπŸ˜‰

When they have cooked put them on a paper towel lined plate or do as I do. String them thru a stick to drain of excess oilβ˜ΊπŸ˜‰

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Personally I like  my fritters crispy and thin. This is what I do to the batter as I am putting it in the pan. I drag it and stretch it  quickly. Totally optional, Just my personal preference.πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜›

Personally I like my fritters crispy and thin. This is what I do to the batter as I am putting it in the pan. I drag it and stretch it quickly. Totally optional, Just my personal preference.πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜›

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The fritter is crispy outside and slightly chewy inside. YumπŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ I snuck a piece. Heehee.

The fritter is crispy outside and slightly chewy inside. YumπŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ I snuck a piece. Heehee.

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Enjoy as a snack. Serve hot and Immediately!! Add some hot sauce over the top if you dareπŸ˜‰

Enjoy as a snack. Serve hot and Immediately!! Add some hot sauce over the top if you dareπŸ˜‰

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