Pataniscas de Bacalhau
  1. BRING a large pot of water to a boil. Add in codfish until cooked through.
  2. REMOVE fish from the pot, reserving water for later. Pull codfish apart and set aside.
  3. MIX eggs, flour, parsley and diced onion. Stir in 1 cup of the reserved cooking water.
  4. ADD in codfish, baking powder and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. STIR all ingredients together. Should be a thick paste consistency, similar to pancake batter.
  6. USE a spoon to create little flat cakes, about the circumference of a baseball.
  7. HEAT vegetable oil until almost (but not quite) sizzling.
  8. 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.
  9. SERVE with green salad and tomato rice.