Jamaican Saltfish Fritters with Reggae Soul Cafe
We’re getting a taste of the islands!
Chef Rose Bowen with Reggae Soul Cafe joins us in the DelmarvaLife kitchen to make Jamaican Saltfish Fritters.
Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Recipe:
6 oz dried salted cod fish
cold water to cover
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
1 large tomato, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
vegetable oil for frying
Soak the cod in cold water overnight to rehydrate it and remove excess salt.
Remove any bones and skin. Flake and shred the fish into small pieces and set aside.
Sift flour, baking powder, and pepper into a large bowl. Add the diced tomatoes, green onions, and flaked cod. Pour in 1/2 cup water and stir until everything is blended.
Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, drop rounded spoonfuls of batter into the skillet. Fry on each side until golden brown and crisp, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.