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Codfish Fritters

Codfish Fritters (Acra de Morue)

Codfish Fritters or Acras de Morue, a salty and delicious fritter.
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Prep Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 183 kcal


  • ½ cup soaked and finely shredded salted codfish
  • 2 dried bay leaves optional
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup water plus more if necessary
  • 1 egg separated
  • ½ tablespoon chives minced
  • ½ tablespoon fresh parsley thinly chopped
  • 1 garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme preferably
  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ scotch bonnet pepper thinly sliced or add 1/4 teaspoon of Gemma's Original Hot Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 2 dash baking soda


  • De-salt the codfish for at least 12 hours in cold water and changing the water twice. In a saucepan filled with water, boil the codfish with the bay leaves if using. If not boil codfish in enough water for at least 30 minutes. Remove from water and let codfish cool before shredding and removing any bones.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together, flour and water to make a very moist dough. Add shredded codfish and all spices. If you want a homogeneous mixture pour mixture into a blender and blend for less than 1 minute. Mix together beaten egg yolk and vinegar. Season to taste. Put mixture in refrigerator for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
    Codfish Fritters
  • Heat enough oil for batter. Remove batter from refrigerator add baking soda and mix. Beat egg white to almost stiff. Add to batter and gently blend well.
  • Drop by the spoonful into hot oil. Do not overload. Cook until golden brown and crispy, turning once on each side. Drain on paper towel.
    Codfish Fritters
  • Garnish and serve immediately.


  • Boil the codfish with 2 bay leaves, if preferred for more flavor.
  • Add additional spices to taste.
  • Add less codfish for a less dense batter.
  • Use Pikliz or Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauces as a dipping sauce.


Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 17gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 1444mgPotassium: 338mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword acra, Caribbean Recipes, cod fish, cod recipes, codfish, codfish appetizers, morue, salted codfish
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