Frittelle di Baccalà

Salt Cod Fritters with Cabbage Salad

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Appears in
A Lombardian Cookbook

By Alessandro Pavoni and Roberta Muir

Published 2015

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These fritters are deliciously light because they are based on a choux pastry. The mixture must be made at least two hours before it is cooked so it has time to rest, and it can be prepared up to a day in advance. You will need to start this recipe a day ahead to give the salt cod time to soak. This recipe makes about 25 fritters.



Soak the salt cod in cold water for 24 hours, changing the water five times. Drain, then discard any skin or discoloured meat and roughly chop the remainder.

Bring a heavy-based saucepan of water to the boil and add the potato, then cook for 20 minutes or until very soft. Remove from the heat, add the salt cod to the pan, then cover and set aside.

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