Batter-fried salted cod bites

Batter-fried  salted cod bites

Per la ricetta originale in italiano dei Bocconcini di baccalà in pastella, vedi qui.

Today, I would like to propose a versatile idea, it can  be a bite-size snack, an appetizer or a second course fish dish. These batter-fried  salted cod bites are really tasty. I prepared them for dinner on Saturday and what surprised me the most  was seeing how my son ate them up, he really enjoyed them and asked me to make them again.

My mother prepares these savory delights  often and they are always present on our holiday table.

Batter-fried salted cod bites


Bocconcini di baccalà in pastella

Batter-fried salted cod bites

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 500 gr previously soakedsalted cod


  • 150 gr flour


  • 2 cups beer


  • 1 egg white


  • Salt


  • Fast-rising yeast


  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  • Peanut oil for frying


I used soaked salted cod for this recipe, the salted cod needs to soak in water for 3 to 3 days, discarding the water  and replacing it  at least twice per day. I  suggest using  the  thickest part of the fish.

Bocconcini di baccalà in pastella

Batter-fried salted cod bites

Rinse the cod under running water, drain it and   use a paper towel to dry off the excess water. Remove the skin and the  bones and cut  it into cubes.

Place the  flour in a bowl with some salt and gradually add the cold beer. Carefully fold the egg whites beaten   to stiff peaks into the batter.Add some freshly cracked  black pepper and a pinch of the yeast.

To keep the batter cold, place the bowl in a larger bowl which contains ice.

Place the cod pieces in the batter.


Batter-fried salted cod bites

Fry them in a sufficient amount of very hot oil. Drain the pieces on paper towel, sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

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2 Responses to Batter-fried salted cod bites

  1. zonzolando

    Adoro il baccalà, ne mangerei a quintali e fritto è una divinità 🙂 Bacioni e buone feste 🙂

  2. Rosy (Non solo cucine isolane)

    che piatto meraviglioso: sfiziosissimo e adatto a me che adoro il baccalà e cucinato in tutti i modi:))
    bravissima come sempre Giovanna, complimenti:))
    un bacione:))

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