Caribbean Saltfish Fritter Recipe

Caribbean Saltfish Fritters

Saltfish Fritters A Caribbean Treat

Oualie Bay, Nevis
February 10, 2015

Saltfish Fritters are always a treat for either breakfast, lunch or dinner! I like to make them as an easy weeknight dinner or a treat after church on Sundays.  Saltfish fritters and some fried plantains and I am good to to go!

They can also be served as a tasty snack, and make a great appetizer as a finger food.  They are cooked relatively easy and go great with a bit of mango salsa on the side for dipping.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
8 ounces saltfish, soaked, deboned and flaked
1 medium onion, chopped
1 stalk green onion, chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
1 cup water or milk
1 medium egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon minced scotch bonnet pepper, a habanero may be substituted
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cooking Method:

1.  In a large bowl place all purpose flour, flaked Saltfish, chopped onion, green onion and diced tomatoes and mix well.

2.  Gradually add water to make a smooth batter, then add the beaten egg.  Batter should be thick and of a dropping consistency.

3.  Season with salt, black pepper and scotch bonnet pepper.

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

5.  Drain on absorbent paper towel.  Serve hot


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