Bacalaitos ( cod fish fritters ). Make Bacalaítos, or fried codfish fritters, using a GOYA® recipe that will take this incredibly popular Puerto Rican food into your home kitchen. All over the island you'll find these cod fritters sold from small roadside kiosks, and any street fair there will usually feature several stands of crispy Bacalaítos. Remove cooked fish from liquid, shred and set aside to cool.
This is not a spur of the moment fritters, unless you get your cod fish from a seller that sells it frozen and it has been desalted for you. If you're Puerto Rican or had the pleasure of visiting the Island or even a community with a deep Puerto Rican heritage, you've most likely have been served bacalaitos Goya at some point. They're flavorful and convenient to make. This Yummy Bacalaitos ( cod fish fritters ) using 8 simple ingredients and 14 easy steps. Follow these simple steps to cook this tasty food.
Ingredients of Bacalaitos ( cod fish fritters )
- You need 1 packages of boneless cod fish.
- You need 3 cup of all purpose flour.
- It’s 1 of adobo (goya).
- You need 1 envelope of sazon (goya).
- You need 1 tbsp of sofrito (use my sofrito recipe).
- It’s 1 of black pepper.
- It’s 1 tbsp of baking powder.
- It’s 1 of corn oil.
Bacalaitos (Codfish Fritters) a delicious side dish that can substitute meat or fish in your Dominican meal. Our recipe and video make them easy-to-prepare. Chill overnight, it makes for a less salty fish. These are served all over Miami and they are so good!
Bacalaitos ( cod fish fritters ) instructions
- put cod fish in a pot filled with water and boil for 20 minutes.
- drain water from pot and refill again with water put to boil for another 20 minutes.
- this time drain water into a bowl for later use.
- let cod fish cool to room temp.
- in a mixing bowl add your flour and baking powder.
- break up cod fish up cod fish with your fingers as much as u can and mix into your dry ingredients.
- add your sofrito and mix with your hands.
- start to add the broth from your mixture (some people tend to use a lot of that broth water I use some and just add regular water you don't want those fritters to be salty).
- mix until you get a nice pancake batter consistency.
- now u add sazon adobo and black pepper to taste and mix.
- in a frying pan heat up your corn oil to about 375° you want it nice and hot.
- start to pour it batter into the frying pan fry till each side is a golden color flipping over only once.
- put fritters on a paper towel or on a rack so oil can drain off and your fritters remain crispy.
Originally on the Goya Foods web site. Because codfish is very fishy, this recipe helps eliminate some of the fishiness by turning it into a delicious codfish fritter. I wasn't always a fan of fish or seafood but Bacalaitos was something I would never turn down. Codfish fritters are really easy to make and are pretty tasty, too. Salt cod does double duty in this fritter topped with piquant cod salsa.