Pataniscas (Cod Fish Cakes)

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recipe by Lia C.

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Delicious Portuguese dish my Mother taught me long time ago! It makes a great meal if you serve them with tomato rice. Or, if you want, serve them as a starter just like that. Either way, everyone will love them!

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • White flour icon
    White flour
    16 tbsp (137g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Milk icon
    2 cups (about 480ml)
  • Egg icon
    2 (100g)
  • Cod fillet icon
    Cod fillet
    4 (600g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    2 cups (125g)
  • Salt icon
    2 pinches
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    ΒΌ cup (about 89ml)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

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  1. Add white flour, baking soda and milk to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Mix into a fine paste until thickened
  3. Add egg, cod fillet, fresh parsley and salt to the large mixing bowl
  4. Mix generously until mixture comes together then set aside
  5. Prepare a clean frying pan
  6. Add olive oil to the frying pan
  7. Fry one by one until lightly browned then set aside - medium heat
  8. Serve
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