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Caribbean Flavor- Saltfish Fritters

Updated on June 19, 2013
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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.

Saltfish Fritters
Saltfish Fritters
Saltfish (codfish)
Saltfish (codfish)

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 10 medium fritters


  • 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
  1. Wash excess salt from saltfish and soak overnight or for 4 hrs (cooking not required)
  2. Rinse with cold water, flake saltfish and remove bones (if boneless fish was not used)
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, saltfish, pepper, onion, thyme and tomatoes in a large bowl
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. Fry until golden brown on (that's how I love them) each side
  7. Place fritters on paper towel to absorb excess oil
  8. Enjoy!!!!
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    • Caramel Swirl profile image

      Jo-Anna Gooden 4 years ago from New Hampshire

      Thanks so much for your comment and wishes. I love to cook or do other household duties to any music that is upbeat and fast with good/heavy rhythm eg. dancehall; somehow it makes the work lighter and much more fun.

      You have gotten the prize for being my first it!!

      All the best to you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Caramel Swirl!!!! One of the greatest hub names I've ever seen.

      Love this recipe and I lived years ago with my girlfriend who was from Jamaica and she made fantastic rice and peas but I gotta love this one - thanks for your culinary talents and sending you warm wishes and good energy from Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 10:57pm

      What is your favorite music to cook to?