Salt Cod Fritters

Fritelle di Baccalà alla Spezzina

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Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

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Salt cod is one of those foods which unfortunately looks extremely unattractive, but which, when treated right, tastes delicious. It originated in times well before the refrigerator age, when more ingenious ways of preserving food had to be found. When you buy the fish, remember that it is supposed to look like a dirty floorcloth, but it won’t actually taste like one! In this recipe from the port of La Spezia in Liguria, the fish is soaked for 2 days, coated in a water-and-flour paste and d