TAPAS: Cod Croquettes

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I’m starting a new section where I would be posting some Tapas that can be easy done at home. Tapas are the typical Spanish bar snacks that we usually order with beer. It’s kind of a way of not getting too much drunk and having dinner at the same time xD. I’m actually living in Germany but I come from Spain so I sometimes miss home and for sure the food. Beeing able to cook some spanish dishes once in a while, saved me from beeing home sick or missing those things wich I grew up with.

You don’t need much ingredients, it doesn’t take much time to prepare and they are absolutely delicious, so, what are you waiting for?

Ingredients for arround 20 croquettes

  • 200 gr dried salt cod
  • 4 medium/big potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


Soak the cod in cold water to for 24h, refrigerated, changing the water occasionally. Drain.
In a medium saucepan add the cod and cover with water, in a separate saucepan add the potatoes and cover with water. Boil slowly until the potatoes are tender and the cod is cooked. Drain and cool the cod and the potatoes. In a bowl, mash the potatos and the cod together with a fork. Add the parsley and some pepper. Add Salt only if necesary, remember cod was already salty. Refrigerate for 1 hour.Preheat a good amount of oil in a pan or preheat the fryer. Use 2 tablespoons to give oval form to your croquettes, the so called quenelle technique. Fry in batches until golden brown about 3 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels.
Best served with some aioli or mayonnaise.
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Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Read you soon!

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