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Caribbean Flavor- Saltfish Fritters
Saltfish fritters are a delicacy in Jamaica and we love to enjoy a big batch, especially on Friday evenings. These can be had with just about anything; avocado, bread, porridge. It's best to wait around the kitchen door and have a go at them right out of the frying pan. I just love fritters!!
Go ahead and experiment with the ingredients and make it your own.
- 6 oz Saltfish (salted cod)
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 1/2 cups Rm temp. water
- 1 Tsp Ketchup, (optional)
- 2 Tbsp Green, red and/or yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 Medium Onion, finely chopped
- Pinch Salt, (optional)
- 1/2 Tsp Thyme Leaves
- 1 Small Tomato, finely chopped
- 1 Tsp Baking powder
- Vegetable Oil, for frying
- Wash excess salt from saltfish and soak overnight or for 4 hrs (cooking not required)
- Rinse with cold water, flake saltfish and remove bones (if boneless fish was not used)
- Combine flour, baking powder, saltfish, pepper, onion, thyme and tomatoes in a large bowl
- Add water to flour mixture (you can add more or less water - this will determine the thinnest of the batter and the crisp of the fritters)
- Pour oil in non-stick frying pan and spoon batter in. Wait for each fritter edge to form before pouring in the next (this will help in maintaining individuality)
- Fry until golden brown on (that's how I love them) each side
- Place fritters on paper towel to absorb excess oil
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