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appetizer cod fritters
Cod Fritters / Bolinho de Bacalhau
Prep Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

You don't need to sacrifice on the flavor, nor the fun! Even if you are going to a friend's house, you can still bring some of these great cod fritters. This is one of my favorite Brazilian appetizer recipes, paleo and whole 30 compliant!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Brazilian
Servings: 6 people
  • 1 pkg Bacalau (Salted Cod Fish)
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Paprica
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk
  • 1 & 1/2 cup Avocado Oil
  1. Place cod in warm water for 3 hours and change water, to reduce the salt. Boil it for 10 minutes and reserve.

    Place oil on a skillet and heat to medium temperature.

    Mix all ingredients but milk, add them slowly, and milk last, to reach a soft consistency to be scooped with a spoon to fry. If you wish to make the balls with your hand, you will need to add gluten free flour and less milk than above.

    I use a spoon and scoop each time, trying to keep the same size.

    Place the scooped ball mixture into the oil and fry the cod fish balls to golden brown.

    Optional: Add some red pepper flakes or chilly powder to the mix to add some kick to it! Delicia!