Saltfish accra

Makes approx. 25 fritters
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 275g of salt cod fillet
  • 225g of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 220ml of water
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Scotch Bonnet chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • salt
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 red chilli, sliced into rings
  • coriander leaves, chopped

Method

1
Place the salt cod in a pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, drain and rinse the fish with cold water. Repeat this process again to remove the excess salt, then set aside
2
Place the plain flour and baking powder in a bowl and whisk to combine. Whisk in the egg and the water to create a smooth batter, then add the garlic, pepper, scotch bonnet, parsley and red onion. Season with salt
3
Preheat a deep pan of oil or deep-fat fryer to 170°C
4
Once the fish is cool, flake it up into chunks and stir into the batter. Using a tablespoon, dollop scoops of the batter into the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping occasionally, until golden brown all over. Work in batches to prevent the temperature of the oil from dropping
5
Serve sprinkled with coriander and chilli, with a lime wedge on the side