Fritelle di Baccalà

Fritelle di Baccalà, also known as Bacalao Fritters, is a traditional Italian dish made with salt cod. They are typically served as an appetizer or a side dish.


  • 1 lb salt cod, soaked and deboned
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Soak the salt cod in water for 24-48 hours, changing the water every 8-12 hours to remove the excess salt.
  2. Remove any bones and skin from the cod, and shred it into small pieces.
  3. Mix the flour, Parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, eggs, and milk in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add the shredded cod to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan or fryer over medium-high heat.
  7. Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, form the mixture into small balls and carefully drop them into the hot oil.
  8. Fry the fritters for 3-5 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  9. Remove the fritters from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess oil.
  10. Serve the Fritelle di Baccalà warm with a side of lemon wedges and a sprinkle of parsley.

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