Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Saltfish Fritters

Fritters are a main staple in Jamaican breakfast life. Many Jamaicans can relate to days of their childhoods when grandma or their moms usually get up early on especially a Saturday or Sunday morning to fry some mouthwatering Saltfish Fritters. For those who don’t know what it is, Saltfish Fritters is simply Salted Codfish flaked and added to a batter of flour and seasonings then fried. It makes a great treat. Check out the recipe below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 15m

Cooking time: 20m


  • 1 1/2 cup(s) counter flour
  • 8 ounce(s) saltfish, soaked, deboned and flaked
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 cup(s) water or milk
  • 1 medium egg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper, deseed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) Vegetable Oil

Saltfish Fritters Directions

In a large bowl place counter flour, flaked saltfish, chopped onion, escallion and diced tomatoes and mix well.

Gradually add water to make a smooth batter, then egg (if used). Batter should be thick and of a dropping consistency.

Season with salt (if used), black pepper and scotch bonnet pepper.

In a large skillet heat Vegetable Oil, drop batter by tablespoons full into hot oil and fry until brown on one side, turn and continue frying until done.

Drain on absorbent paper towel. Serve hot

MethodΒ Note: Saltfish may be soaked overnight or boiled for 30 minutes.
Other protein ideas such as Frankfurter or Vienna Sausage may be used instead of saltfish.

To Serve: Great as a breakfast item, smaller sizes are excellent as appetizers.


What do you think about this recipe, do you have any Saltfish Fritters stories? Hail us up in the comments below.

via Grace Foods




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