This is an old New England recipe that goes back to the earliest days of this country. It uses salt cod, which was once a staple for many during the Winter months.
- Refresh 1lb salt cod for 6 hours in cold water, changing water three times
- Rinse the cod and place is a saucepan full of water. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Cool and drain the cod, and flake with a fork, or pound in a mortar and pestle.
- Boil two large potatoes, drain, cool, and mash.
- Mix the potatoes and cod with:
- 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2T softened butter
- 1/4tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tsp minced parsley
- Just enough milk to make a firm, moldable mixture
- Mold into balls and fry in oil until golden.
These were actually misted with olive oil and baked. Not as crunchy or firm as the fried version, but better than I expected ;-)