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How to make bacalaitos(codfish fritters)

A very popular cuchifrito from puerto rico. Yum

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The humble cast

The humble cast

Take your salted cod and rinse under cold water.

Take your salted cod and rinse under cold water.

Put a pot of water on your stove over high heat

Put a pot of water on your stove over high heat

Boiled codfish for 15 minutes to remove the excess salt.

Boiled codfish for 15 minutes to remove the excess salt.

After 15 minutes remove 1/2 cup the water and set aside

After 15 minutes remove 1/2 cup the water and set aside

Let's discard that salted water.

Let's discard that salted water.

We will repeat these steps two or three more times until the codfish has removed almost all it's salt.

We will repeat these steps two or three more times until the codfish has removed almost all it's salt.

That is how big the pieces should be. Not any smaller than this. We want to be able to feel the cod when biting Into the fritter\u263a

That is how big the pieces should be. Not any smaller than this. We want to be able to feel the cod when biting Into the fritterโ˜บ

Now lets take your peppers if using and remove the seeds

Now lets take your peppers if using and remove the seeds

Rinse them

Rinse them

And finely dice them.

And finely dice them.

Now let's take the flour and put it in a bowl

Now let's take the flour and put it in a bowl

Add the baking powder.

Add the baking powder.

The parsley

The parsley

The black pepper

The black pepper

The sazon

The sazon

Whisk the dry ingredients

Whisk the dry ingredients

Remember the 1/2 cup water (actually 2/3 cup sorry \ud83d\ude29)we removed? Well it's time to use it. Thats flavor \ud83d\ude0a\u263a

Remember the 1/2 cup water (actually 2/3 cup sorry ๐Ÿ˜ฉ)we removed? Well it's time to use it. Thats flavor ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ

Let's add 1 cup of fresh water to it. Making the total water 1 2/3 cups

Let's add 1 cup of fresh water to it. Making the total water 1 2/3 cups

Add that water slowly.

Add that water slowly.

Whisk away the lumps.

Whisk away the lumps.

Now let's add the sweet pepper. I just love the flavor this gives the batter.

Now let's add the sweet pepper. I just love the flavor this gives the batter.

Add the shredded cod fish

Add the shredded cod fish

Stir it in slowly being careful not to break up the cod pieces.

Stir it in slowly being careful not to break up the cod pieces.

Add the salt if needed. Make sure you taste the batter as you go and add salt to your taste.\ud83d\ude0a

Add the salt if needed. Make sure you taste the batter as you go and add salt to your taste.๐Ÿ˜Š

Let's get ready to fry. Add some oil in a pot over high heat. I didn't put measurements for the oil , I'm sure you know how much to use. Do you\ud83d\ude1c? I certainly hope so!!!\ud83d\ude01\ud83d\ude01

Let's get ready to fry. Add some oil in a pot over high heat. I didn't put measurements for the oil , I'm sure you know how much to use. Do you๐Ÿ˜œ? I certainly hope so!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Add a large  tablespoonful to the hot oil. I say about 1/4 cup

Add a large tablespoonful to the hot oil. I say about 1/4 cup

Let the first side brown

Let the first side brown

Turn it around and cook the other side.

Turn it around and cook the other side.

When they have cooked put them on a paper towel lined plate or do as I do. String them thru a stick to drain of excess oilโ˜บ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy as a snack. Serve hot and Immediately!! Add some hot sauce over the top if you dare\ud83d\ude09

Enjoy as a snack. Serve hot and Immediately!! Add some hot sauce over the top if you dare๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 0.0lb Salted BONELESS codfish ( bacalao)
  • 2.0c Flour
  • 1.0c Water
  • 1.0tsp Baking powder
  • 0.0Tbsp Dry parsley
  • 2 Ajices. (Sweet peppers), finely diced(optional)
  • 1 envelope sazon w/ culantro y achiote
  • 0.0tsp Salt
  • 0.0tsp Pepper