- 1 1/2 c. salt codfish (3 c. flaked)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 c. extra virgin olive oil (or 1/2 olive, 1/2 vegetable)
- 1 c. heavy cream
- 1 c. mashed potatoes
- 1/2 tsp. Tabasco
- Freshly ground pepper
- Toast triangles
Soak codfish 24 hours, changing water several times. Drain, cut into big chunks and place in saucepot. Cover with cold water, bring to a simmer and simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
Drain fish, remove skin and bones and flake into small pieces. Reserve.
Place garlic and olive oil in blender and mix well. Add codfish and cream it. Mix in Tabasco and freshly ground pepper. Add cream and blend it in. Pour mixture into large bowl and add enough mashed potatoes (while beating by hand) to thicken it. may be served hot or cold. If hot, bake in 400 degree oven for ten minutes and serve over toast points.
If you desire, this may be served cold as an hors d'oeuvre on crackers.Also, it makes a great breakfast dish. Shape the codfish mixture into thick cakes, heat, perch a poached egg on top and serve with crisp bacon. The codfish recipe is ready to serves 6 persons....nice one !