Bacalhau a Bras

Bacalhau a Bras


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OR Portugese fish and chips. Different but delicious! Well worth trying.

aashw5 Queensland, Australia

Serves: 5 

  • 1.3kg salted cod
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1⁄2 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • vegetable oil, for deep fat frying
  • 1.2 kg potatoes, cut into matchstick chips
  • good handful chopped parsley
  • black pepper, to taste

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1day soaking  ›  Ready in:1day40min 

  1. Rinse the salt cod, place it in a bowl and cover with cold water.
  2. Leave it to soak for 24 hours, changing the water at least twice.
  3. The next day drain the cod well and put it in a large pan.
  4. Pour in enough cold water to cover, bring it to the boil and cook for 20 minutes or so, until the fish is tender and flaky. Leave to cool then separate into flakes and remove any skin and bones.
  5. Heat the oil in a large pan then cook the onion and garlic until softened.
  6. Add the salt cod and the beaten eggs and stir over a gentle heat until the eggs are cooked.
  7. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a deep fat fryer or large pan and cook the chips until golden.
  8. Add them to the pan with the fish and sprinkle with the parsley. Season with black pepper and serve with a tomato and onion salad.
  9. This can also be eaten cold. Serves 5 generously.

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