Jamaican Codfish Balls Recipe

Horderves anyone? Try my Codfish Ball recipe. It is the perfect Horderves or appetizer for any occasion.


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

This recipe is in my cookbook “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. If you like it spicy add the diced scotch bonnet pepper
  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)