Jamaican Codfish Fritters Recipe

Jamaican Codfish Fritters Recipe

This is a great twist on the classic Cod Fritters recipes that spices things up somewhat with a Jamaican twist.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 8 ounces cod fillets
  • Vegetable oil

Cooking Instructions:

  • Heat the codfish in just enough water to cover it and bring it to the boil; once boiling reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer the fish until it flakes easily with a fork; then drain the fish.
  • Leave the fish to cool and then flake the flesh. Cook and stir in onions with 2 tablespoons oil until tender.
  • Heat 1 to 1 1/2 inches of oil to 360 degrees F.
  • Beat the remaining ingredients with a  hand beater until smooth.
  • Stir in fish and onions; drop by level tablespoonsful into hot oil. Fry 5 or 6 at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 4 minutes; drain.
  • Serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

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