1 lb codfish, dry salted or unsalted |
BRING a large pot of water to a boil. Add in codfish until cooked through.
REMOVE fish from the pot, reserving water for later. Pull codfish apart and set aside.
MIX eggs, flour, parsley and diced onion. Stir in 1 cup of the reserved cooking water.
ADD in codfish, baking powder and salt and pepper to taste.
STIR all ingredients together. Should be a thick paste consistency, similar to pancake batter.
USE a spoon to create little flat cakes, about the circumference of a baseball.
HEAT vegetable oil until almost (but not quite) sizzling.
DROP bacalhau cakes into the hot oil to deep fry. Turn periodically to evenly fry. Once finished, place on a paper towel covered plate to cool.
SERVE with green salad and tomato rice.