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Salt Fish Fritters

Spiced Jamaican Saltfish fritters – Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. A tastebud sensation!
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 -15 fritters
Calories 103kcal
Author Imma


  • 1/2 pound boneless salted cod fish or use any white fish
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ medium onion finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon minced scotch bonnet pepper replace with hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoon parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced bell pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 -1/2 cup milk or water
  • Freshly grated pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying about 3 cups


  • Soak salt fish in water overnight or several days (water changed several times). Drain and shred fish using a food processor to achieve a really fine shred. If not finely shred by hands
  • Combine the dry ingredients, flour baking powder, smoked paprika, granulated garlic and sugar. Stir for about a minute then add onions, salted shredded fish, thyme, and red bell pepper, scotch bonnet parsley and egg
  • Whisk until ingredients have been blended. Then add milk gradually starting from about 1/3 cup until desired thickness.
  • Adjust seasonings.
  • You may have to do a test taste first
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees in a skillet or saucepan. You may also use the oil test by dropping a 1-inch square of bread into the oil. If it takes 60 seconds to brown, then the oil is at around 350 degrees.
  • Carefully place spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil and fry for 3-4- minutes, or until the fritters are crisp and golden-brown (you may need to do this in batches). Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • You may drain on paper napkin to remove any excess oil


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1334mg | Potassium: 377mg | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.2mg