Fritters are a main staple in the Jamaican breakfast diet.
Many Jamaicans can relate to the days of their childhood when Grandma or Mommy usually got up early, especially on a Saturday or Sunday morning to fry some mouthwatering Saltfish Fritters.
For those who do not know what it is, Saltfish Fritters is simply Salted Codfish flaked and added to a batter of flour and seasonings then fried. It makes a great treat. Check out the recipe below.
Preparation time: 15m
- 1 1/2 cup(s) Counter Flour
- 8 oz Saltfish, soaked, deboned and flaked
- 1 medium Yellow/White Onion, chopped
- 1 stalk(s) Green Onion, chopped
- 1 medium Tomato, diced
- 1 cup(s) Water or Milk
- 1 medium Egg (optional)
- 1 tsp Salt (optional)
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Scotch Bonnet Pepper, deseed, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup(s) Vegetable Oil/Oil of Choice
1. In a large bowl place Counter Flour, flaked Saltfish, chopped Onion, Green Onion and diced Tomatoes and mix well.
2. Gradually add water to make a smooth batter, then Egg (if used). Batter should be thick and of a dropping consistency.
3. Season with Salt (if used), Black Pepper and Scotch Bonnet Pepper.
4. In a large skillet heat Oil, drop batter by tablespoons full into hot oil and fry until brown on one side, turn and continue frying until done.
5. Drain on absorbent paper towel. Serve hot
Method Note: Saltfish may be soaked overnight or boiled for 30 minutes. Other protein ideas such as Frankfurter or Vienna Sausage may be used instead of saltfish.
This is served as a breakfast item, smaller sizes are excellent as appetizers for events.
It can be paired with other popular Jamaican breakfast items such as:
- Jamaican Ackee & Saltfish (national dish)
Also Read: Jamaican Ackee Fritters
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