Salt Cod Beignets

  • serves 4


71 Ratings
Directions for: Salt Cod Beignets


½ lb(s) (225 g) salt cod, desalted

1 egg, separated

¼ cup milk

½ cup flour

¼ tsp baking powder

1 onion, minced

A handful of chopped chives

1 hot pepper, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

Oil for deep-frying


1. Put the prepared cod in a pot of fresh cold water, bring to a boil and simmer until it flakes at the touch of a fork, about 5 minutes. Drain, cool, remove any bones, and place in the food processor.

2. Whisk the egg yolk and milk together with a fork. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix to a paste. Add this to the food processor with the fish and pulse 1 minute until pasty and shredded. Stir in the onions, chives, and hot pepper. Beat the egg white to peaks and fold it in.

3. Heat the oil in a high-sided pot until a piece of batter dropped in sizzles instantly. Fry a small piece and taste. Adjust the seasonings as necessary. Fry a few beignets at a time until dark golden, crisp and light, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towel.

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