Peel and cut potatoes in cube size to boil the potatoes.
Chop the parsley finely.
Chop the onion finely.
Chop garlic very finely.
Boil the potatoes for about 30 to 40 minutes and right before they are done put the cod fish in the pot and reduce heat to cook for about 8 minutes. The cod will fall apart and that is when I know it is done.
Remove potatoes and cod and drain water completely. Remove the skin and bones from the fish.
Once cool to the touch, mash the potatoes and cod together and use a potato masher to press down and remove all excess water. Do not use a food processor or blender to maintain a certain consistency.
In a large bowl add the onions, parsley, garlic along with the mashed potatoes and cod and 2 beaten eggs. Mix thoroughly.
Using two tablespoon spoons and shape the fish cakes into a torpedo shape. Watch the video for how it’s made.
Fry the fish cakes for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Drain them on a plate lined with a paper towel.
Serve hot with a few wedges of lemon.
Before you make the fish cakes you will need to soak the salt cod in cold water for 24 hours and change the water 2 to 3 times. Keep in the refrigerator over night.
Portuguese Fish Cakes
Amount Per Serving (64 g)
Calories 333Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.