The humble cast
Take your salted cod and rinse under cold water.
Put a pot of water on your stove over high heat
Boiled codfish for 15 minutes to remove the excess salt.
After 15 minutes remove 1/2 cup the water and set aside
Let's discard that salted water.
We will repeat these steps two or three more times until the codfish has removed almost all it's salt.
After we have removed most of its salt let it cool down a bit. Then we will start to shred it to bite size pieces😒I am so mad I didn't get a boneless codfish. Makes sure you do. It's easier to shred
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☺
Now lets take your peppers if using and remove the seeds
And finely dice them.
Now let's take the flour and put it in a bowl
Add the baking powder.
The black pepper
Whisk the dry ingredients
Remember the 1/2 cup water (actually 2/3 cup sorry 😩)we removed? Well it's time to use it. Thats flavor 😊☺
Let's add 1 cup of fresh water to it. Making the total water 1 2/3 cups
Add that water slowly.
Whisk away the lumps.
Now let's add the sweet pepper. I just love the flavor this gives the batter.
Add the shredded cod fish
Stir it in slowly being careful not to break up the cod pieces.
Add the salt if needed. Make sure you taste the batter as you go and add salt to your taste.😊
This is the consistency the batter should be, like a pancake mix. Not too thin, not too thick.
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!!!😁😁
Add a large tablespoonful to the hot oil. I say about 1/4 cup
Let the first side brown
Turn it around and cook the other side.
See me do it.
See me turn them
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 oil☺😉
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.😍😍😉😛
The fritter is crispy outside and slightly chewy inside. Yum😍😉😉😁 I snuck a piece. Heehee.
Enjoy as a snack. Serve hot and Immediately!! Add some hot sauce over the top if you dare😉