Cuban-Style Cod Fritters

The Cuban-style cod fritters that Cindy Hutson serves at Cervezeria La Tropical pair great with friends, drinks, and watching a game. Battered with beer and served alongside an ale, they make a salty, satisfying snack.

The cod fritters are also easy to make it home. Follow along with Chef Cindy in the video and use the recipe below.

Cuban-Style Cod Fritters
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  • 1 lb. salt cod or pollock
  • 2 cups yellow onion
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 cup celery and a few leaves
  • 4 tbsp tajin
  • 4 tbsp baking powder
  • 1-2 Scotch bonnet
  • 2 cans beer
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  1. Rinse salt cod under cold water
  2. Remove any small bones
  3. Tear or slice into strips and soak in cold water overnight in the refrigerator
  4. The next day, pour off the water, and, using a fork, shred the pieces of fish
  5. Cut shredded fish with a knife to make sure there are no long, stringy pieces
  6. Combine chopped parsley, cilantro, and Scotch bonnet
  7. Place the fish in a stainless steel bowl, then add the parsley mixture
  8. Add baking powder and tajin
  9. Pour the beer over the mixture
  10. Add the flour, gently mixing with your hands until it's all incorporated
  11. Place a pot of cooking oil on the stovetop
  12. Heat to 325°
  13. Add cube of bread to test the heat level. Oil should just sizzle.
  14. Cook in 1 oz. balls until golden
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