Cod Fish Patties

How to Make Cod Fish Patties

These incredible Cod Fish Patties are a blend of golden flaky crust with a mouth watering filling of salted cod, fresh herbs and potato that gets better with every bite.

Cod Fish Patties

The first time I ever had these was from my mom’s friend who’s mother, Mrs. Burrows (God rest her soul) would make a huge batch and freeze them for me to take with me to university.

As a result I started to make them on my own and they soon became one of those favorite bite sized delicacies.

Making the Filling

Very similar to my Cod Fish Cakes, the filling is a simple mix of salted cod, thyme, parsley, curry for flavor and potatoes.

Make a day in advance or at least a few hours ahead so that it can cool and set in the fridge. this helps to bind the mixture so it holds shape.

The Pastry

If homemade pastry is not an option, store bought will also work. The standard pastry roll will do the exact same thing, although homemade embodies more flavor in my opinion.

This can also be done with a puff pastry, however if these are to be kept for later then they should be frozen prior to baking.

Storing the Patties

These are absolutely freezer friendly making them perfect for last minute meals or a quick snack. They also keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Recommendations

Here are a few other Cod Fish and Pastry recipes to try:

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How to Make Cod Fish Patties

AuthorsefordCategory, DifficultyIntermediate

These Incredible Cod Fish Patties are filled with Salted Cod, Fresh herbs, potatoes with a hint of curry and a whole lot of flavor.

Cod Fish Patties

 

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

The Cod Filling
 1 ½ cups Salted Cod Cooked and flaked
 3 Medium potatoes cubed
 1 tsp Fresh thyme finely chopped
 1 tsp Parsley (fresh or dried)
 2 tbsp Butter
 1 Small Onion chopped
 ½ tsp Curry Powder
 1 tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Tumeric
 ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
The Pastry
 2 cups All Purpose Flour
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ cup Butter or Shortening
  cup Cold Water
 2 ½ tbsp Sugar (or to your liking)
 ½ tsp Tumeric
 ½ tsp Ground Black pepper
 ½ tsp Curry Powder

How to Make the Cod Fish Filling
1

In a medium pot add water, the potatoes and a pinch of salt bringing the pot to a boil. Once the potatoes have softened, drain and rest to the side to cool.

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, Flake the salt fish and remove any remaining skin or bones.

2

Next, mash the potatoes then add to the salt fish, along with the remaining ingredients. When all is combined, place into a sealed container and set in the fridge for 30 minutes to overnight.

Making the Pastry
3

Add all dry ingredients to a food processor followed by the butter. Pulse until crumbs form then slowly pour in the cold water until it starts to ball up.

Here, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and mold into a ball. Wrap with cling film and place into the fridge to set for 30 minutes.

Forming the Cod Fish Patties
4

To start, dust a rolling pin and the surface with flour. Divide the dough in to halves or quarters for easier rolling.

Second, roll out the dough to a 1/4 thickness. Place a bowl on top and using a knife cut out the shapes. Any dough left can be rolled into more rounds. Continue this step until all the dough is used.

Third, put 2 spoon fulls of cod mix into the center of each patty. Trace around the edges of each with water or cream, then take one side and flip onto the other. Use a fork to press down along the edges to seal shut and brush with butter or egg wash.

Finally, put the patties onto a lined baking sheet and bake on 350F/150C for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

NOTES
5

• If using Thicker salted cod, make sure it is boiled well changing the water 2 or 3 times to get most of the salt out or the mix will be too salty. Also ensure all bones and scales are removed.
• The Cod mixture needs to cool completely and set before adding to the pastry or it will create a soggy dough.
• Pastry also needs to set in the fridge so that the butter or shortening resets and helps to keep the dough's shape.

Ingredients

The Cod Filling
 1 ½ cups Salted Cod Cooked and flaked
 3 Medium potatoes cubed
 1 tsp Fresh thyme finely chopped
 1 tsp Parsley (fresh or dried)
 2 tbsp Butter
 1 Small Onion chopped
 ½ tsp Curry Powder
 1 tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Tumeric
 ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
The Pastry
 2 cups All Purpose Flour
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ cup Butter or Shortening
  cup Cold Water
 2 ½ tbsp Sugar (or to your liking)
 ½ tsp Tumeric
 ½ tsp Ground Black pepper
 ½ tsp Curry Powder

Directions

How to Make the Cod Fish Filling
1

In a medium pot add water, the potatoes and a pinch of salt bringing the pot to a boil. Once the potatoes have softened, drain and rest to the side to cool.

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, Flake the salt fish and remove any remaining skin or bones.

2

Next, mash the potatoes then add to the salt fish, along with the remaining ingredients. When all is combined, place into a sealed container and set in the fridge for 30 minutes to overnight.

Making the Pastry
3

Add all dry ingredients to a food processor followed by the butter. Pulse until crumbs form then slowly pour in the cold water until it starts to ball up.

Here, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and mold into a ball. Wrap with cling film and place into the fridge to set for 30 minutes.

Forming the Cod Fish Patties
4

To start, dust a rolling pin and the surface with flour. Divide the dough in to halves or quarters for easier rolling.

Second, roll out the dough to a 1/4 thickness. Place a bowl on top and using a knife cut out the shapes. Any dough left can be rolled into more rounds. Continue this step until all the dough is used.

Third, put 2 spoon fulls of cod mix into the center of each patty. Trace around the edges of each with water or cream, then take one side and flip onto the other. Use a fork to press down along the edges to seal shut and brush with butter or egg wash.

Finally, put the patties onto a lined baking sheet and bake on 350F/150C for 20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

NOTES
5

• If using Thicker salted cod, make sure it is boiled well changing the water 2 or 3 times to get most of the salt out or the mix will be too salty. Also ensure all bones and scales are removed.
• The Cod mixture needs to cool completely and set before adding to the pastry or it will create a soggy dough.
• Pastry also needs to set in the fridge so that the butter or shortening resets and helps to keep the dough's shape.

Incredible Cod Fish Patties

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Cod Fish Patties

  1. I followed this recipe fairly carefully and the patties were superb. There was a balance to the flavours and texture that just worked. The quantities were also good although I rolled the pastry thinner as I wanted the fish to be the main act. Great recipe, thanks

    1. Hi There! I’m So glad you enjoyed them! and thanks so much for your input. Its great to know how everyone’s experience. Take care!

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