Appetizer Recipes

Codfish Balls


  • ½ lb. salted codfish
  • 2 cups diced raw potato
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Recipe from the cook book “Simple Jamaican Cooking with Winsome“.


  1. Soak codfish in water, preferably overnight.
  2. Boil for 1/2 hour.
  3. Drain, rinse under cold water and flake the fish making sure to remove fine bones.
  4. Boil diced potatoes for 20 minutes.
  5. Add butter, pepper and shredded fish to potatoes, mix well.
  6. Form mixture into light, feathery balls.
  7. Dip in beaten egg then breadcrumbs.
  8. Fry in deep oil in fryer basket until golden brown.
  9. Drain on absorbent paper and serve very hot with cocktail sauce. (Yields 12)

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