Salt Cod Fritters

300g of salt cod fillet, soaked in water overnight, water changed at least twice
400g of Maris Piper potatoes, sliced into chunks
1 onion, sliced
2 bay leaves
700ml of whole milk
1 tbsp of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 bunch of parsley, large, roughly chopped
black pepper
1l sunflower oil

Sweet tomato and pepper sauce
6 large vine tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
1 red pepper
3 Salt n Pepper with White Wine Vinegar Smoked Garlic cloves, sliced
3 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp sherry vinegar
1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

1 Start by draining off the salt cod and place in a wide saucepan along with the sliced onion and bay leaves. Cover with the milk. Place on the hob, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer, leaving the fish to poach for 5 minutes or until the skin starts to flake off

2 Remove the cod with a slotted spoon and pop into a bowl to cool slightly. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in the milk liquor, simmering for 20 minutes or so, until they have become soft

3 Whilst the potatoes are cooking, gently peel off the skin from the warm cod and using your fingers flake it finely, checking for bones along the way

4 When the potatoes are done, lift out using a slotted spoon, along with as much of the onion as you can. Discard the bay leaves and put the milk to one side

5 Mash the potatoes and onion together using a masher or potato ricer and add to the cod flakes, along with the chopped parsley, flour and cracked black pepper. Mix together, so that everything incorporated. If you find the mix a little bit dry, add just a touch of the reserved milk. You don’t want it too smooth though

6 Next, flour a large plate or chopping board and then using 2 spoons, take some of the mix with 1 spoon and with the other, quenelle it into an oval shape

7 This takes a bit of practice but don’t worry if they aren’t perfect. Place each quenelle onto the floured surface and keep going until you’ve used the mixture up


Based on a recipe by Danny Kingston


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