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  1. Soak salt cod overnight and during the morning, changing water three times.
  2. Drain, remove skin and any bones and cut in small chunks.
  3. Simmer a small onion, thinly sliced, with a bay leaf and 4 peppercorns in 2 cups of water.
  4. After 5 minutes, add the cod and 2 cups of water.
  5. When it simmers, cover the pan and remove from heat, so the cod doesn't toughen.


  1. Drain the and flake it well into a bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups of mashed potatoes; beat two eggs with a pinch of salt and add them to the and potatoes.
  3. Add the parsley , salt and freshly grated pepper to taste.
  4. Wait about ½ hour to form the balls.
  5. Use good, fresh oil for frying (set deep-fryer temperature at 375 °F).
  6. Dry in paper towels.
  7. Serve with a good batida and some very cold beer!