Here is a lovely, hearty snack for you to enjoy – Salt Fish Fritters! We tweaked this Jamaican fried snack just a bit. But the overall flavor is still a wonderful treat for anyone seeking new foods to try. So, do give it a try… you will be happy you did!
[ ] 1/4 lb salt fish (skin removed) washed & soaked overnight, deboned & break into small pieces. Wash with water & drain it at least three times, then boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
[ ] 1 small shallot diced
[ ] 1 pinch of dried thyme leaves (powder is best)
[ ] 1.5 cup flour
[ ] 2 medium tomatoes diced
[ ] 1 small scallion
[ ] .5 tsp baking powder
[ ] A pinch of minced scotch bonnet (optional)
[ ] 1 pinch black pepper or white (spicier)
[ ] 1 garlic clove crushed
[ ] 1/8 tsp dried basil (optional)
[ ] 3/4 cup water
[ ] 2 Tbsp crab meat (optional)
[ ] 1/4 cup oil for frying (on highest heat to avoid oil being sopped up)
NOTE: You can replace meat for cooked callaloo (green amaranth or red), 1/2 a cup (chopped or blended*) will work, just be sure to drain any excess water liquid.
*You can blend your greens (or grind in mortar) and let them drain a bit before adding into your batter . Add in your salt fish or cod fish.
In a medium bowl, add flour and your baking powder, then add in water.
Add in water, 1/4 of a cup at a time, to make sure batter is a desired thickness. Add in your chopped tomatoes and other ingredients.
Your batter should be medium thick like oatmeal.
Drop by the spoonfuls into preheated / hot oil and fry until golden brown. Fry until edges are go brown- about 3-4 min.
Serve with a side of fried plantains or enjoy by themselves as a hearty snack.