• Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    10 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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    Bolinhos de Bacalhau (Fried Salt Cod Cakes)

    Bolinhos de Bacalhau are a popular savory appetizer and snack food in Brazil. They are simple to prepare at home for your party of 2 or 200. Made from inexpensive and accessible ingredients, like salt cod, potatoes and onions, you don't need to go further than your local store to get everything you need.  


    Ingredients
    1
    pound
    salt cod
    2
    tablespoons
    extra virgin olive oil
    1
    onion, finely chopped
    3
    large egg yolks
    2
    pounds
    yellow potatoes, cooked and mashed
    *
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    *
    finely chopped fresh parsley
    *
    vegetable oil, for frying
    Directions
    Cover the salt cod with cool water. Soak for 36 hours, changing the water every 8 hours.
    Drain cod and pat dry. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add cod and cook until warmed through and softened. Cool and then shred. Set aside.
    Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet set over medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender. Remove from the heat and cool.
    Put egg yolks in a bowl and lightly beat. Add cooled onions, shredded cod, potatoes, salt, pepper and parsley. Mix thoroughly.
    Mold into bite-sized portions in your preferred shape – typically served as a round orb or football-like with pinched edges on either side.
    Heat a pot of vegetable oil to 350F. Fry bolinhos until browned and crispy.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 8
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