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Portuguese Pastéis de Bacalhau
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Authentic pastéis de bacalhau. Salted cod croquettes seasoned with fresh onions and garlic.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: cod croquettes, pasteis de bacalhau
Servings: 8 croquettes
Calories: 112.2 kcal
  • 300 gr fresh cod (note 1)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Vegetable oil
  1. Heat a big non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the onions and cook until the onions are slightly transparent, then incorporate the garlic.
  2. Cut the cod into tiny pieces. Nobody will want to feel a huge chunk of cod in the croquettes. Cook it with the onion and garlic.
  3. When the cod is fully cooked, add the flour and stir well. Then pour the milk and the nutmeg. Stir continuously until a thick dough is formed. Then retire from the stove and let it chill until it’s completely cold.
  4. Form the croquettes with your hands. Immerse the croquettes in egg and then cover with breadcrumbs.
  5. Fry in a pan with enough vegetable oil (preferably sunflower oil) to cover at least half of the croquettes. Fry for 5 minutes until the brown crust is formed.
  6. Serve with your favorite sauce. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
  1. If you use salted cod you will only need 200 gr because it has more flavor than fresh cod. Also, add less salt.
Nutrition Facts
Portuguese Pastéis de Bacalhau
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112.2 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 4.2g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 8.4g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.