Cod Fish Cakes using Salt Cod by Aroostook

December 27, 2016

An old-time recipe that used to be my grandfather's favorite cold weather meal. The hot sauce is a new addition...=)

  • 1 lb salt cod fish
  • 1⁄2 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 2 1⁄2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

  1. Soak the fish in cold water for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Change the water at least 3 times during the soaking.
  3. Remove the fish from the water and rinse well.
  4. Place it in a saucepan filled with fresh cold water and set it over medium-high heat.
  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Drain the fish and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  7. Combine the breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl and let soak.
  8. Using a fork, flake the fish, removing any bones, into a large bowl.
  9. Add the bread crumb mixture, the potatoes, butter, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
  10. Mix until well combined.
  11. Form the mixture into 2 1/2-inch cakes.
  12. Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  13. Cook until the cakes are browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.


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