Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Snack Recipes

Portuguese Style Cod Patties (Rissois)

These delicious Portuguese style cod patties (rissóis de bacalhau) take a bit of time to make but they are worth the effort.
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Portuguese Style Cod Patties (Rissois)

Preparation time 30 min
Cooking Time 40 min
Ready In1 h 10 min
Level of DifficultyModerate
Servings10

Ingredients

Filling:2 cod fillets1/2 onion, choppedChopped parsley (to taste)2 spoons of margarine2 tablespoons of flour2 egg yolksPepper (to taste)Patties:2 cups water2 cups of flour1/2 lemon peelSalt (to taste)2 tablespoons of butter2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs1 egg
Filling:2 cod fillets1/2 onion, choppedChopped parsley (to taste)2 spoons of margarine2 tablespoons of flour2 egg yolksPepper (to taste)Patties:2 cups water2 cups of flour1/2 lemon peelSalt (to taste)2 tablespoons of butter2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs1 egg
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Preparation

Filling:

  1. Cook the cod fillets in water. 
  2. Once cool, remove skin and bones, shred using your fingers and put aside the water that you cooked the cod.
  3. Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped onion and then the parsley.
  5. Cook over medium heat until the onion softens.
  6. Add the shredded cod and then the flour gradually to avoid lumps.
  7. Add a little of the cod cooking water slowly until soft and season with pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from the heat, add the beaten yolks stiring well and put aside.

Patties:

  1. Boil the 2 cups of water with salt to taste, the butter and the lemon peel.
  2. Add the flour all at ounce and stir well.
  3. When the dough peels off the bottom, put it on a surface sprinkled with flour, knead it well with your hands.
  4. Extend the dough well and cut it evenly in about 12 pieces (patties), divide the filling between them by placing it on one side of each patty.
  5. Fold the empty side over the filling and seal it by pressing the edges of both sides together. 
  6. Beat the egg.
  7. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate.
  8. Brush each patty with the egg and pass it through the breadcrumbs.
  9. Fry in very hot oil until golden brown.
Recipe & Photo Credit: bolinhodecoco.blogspot.com *
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Isabel ilaria
Isabel ilaria
Can they be baked instead of fried? I’m not allowed to eat fry foods and I would love to make this Thanks
1 year ago, Friday, October 14, 2022
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Eddy
Yes they can.
1 year ago, Friday, October 14, 2022
Fatima Sinapi
Fatima Sinapi
Planning on making this for Christmas..Can you provide weight for cod please as portion sizes vary greatly
2 years ago, Friday, December 10, 2021
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Eddy
Hi Fatima, about 200 grams or a 1/2 lb roughly.
2 years ago, Friday, December 10, 2021
Eddy

These are a bit different but oh so good.

3 years ago, Friday, July 9, 2021
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