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Codfish Cakes

Euonymous | Jan 4, 201109:22 PM

Okay, I'm going to join the scotch broth, scrapple, other old recipes crew and tell you that I just made my Grandmother's codfish cakes for dinner tonight and they were delightful. When I was a kid we only had them for breakfast, but mine weren't ready in time for breakfast, except maybe for tomorrow (!)

Basically what you do is get a pound of boned salted codfish (it usually comes in a wooden box), soak it in several changes of cold water for 6-8 hours and then drain it off. Make some mashed potatoes (3-4 cups), flake up the codfish, and mix them together. You'll probably need to add some cream, milk, or other liquid to get it to a consistency you can form patties from. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form small patties and fry them in a hot skillet with a light coating of oil.

When they're nice and brown on both sides serve them with ketchup and horseradish, maybe even a little hot sauce.


Has anyone else had these things or is it just my family?

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