Fritos de Massa e Bacalhau – Portugal

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  • 225 grams (1⁄2 pound) pasta, cooked al dente
  • 225 grams (1⁄2 pound) cod
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon diced parsley
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Boil the cod for 10 minutes and pull apart into pieces. Put the cod pieces into a bowl and mix them with the melted butter. Knead the mixture and add the cooked pasta, little by little.
  2. Add the parsley and onion. Knead everything one more time, season with pepper, and a little salt if needed. With this mixture, form small balls then flatten them.
  3. Coat them with the bread crumbs, and then sauté them in very hot olive oil until browned. When finished cooking, lay them on paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
    Makes 4 servings