baccala cakes

Here's a recipe we've been enjoying for generations! A perfect dish to add to your Feast of the Seven Fish table! 


1 lb Baccala or Salted Cod 

1/2 cup of Dried Breadcrumbs 

1/2 cup of Milk 

2 1/2 cups of Mashed Potatoes

2 tablespoons of Melted Butter

1/2 teaspoon of Pepper

1 dash of Hot Pepper Sauce

1/4 cup of Vegetable oil

2 tablespoons of Chopped Fresh Parsley 



  • Soak the fish in cold water for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Change the water at least 3 times during the soaking.
  • Remove the fish from the water and rinse well.
  • Place it in a saucepan filled with fresh cold water and set it over medium-high heat.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the fish and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  • Combine the breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl and let soak.
  • Using a fork, flake the fish, removing any bones, into a large bowl.
  • Add the bread crumb mixture, the potatoes, butter, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into 2 1/2-inch cakes.
  • Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook until the cakes are browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.


Baccala Cakes
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