Salt Fish Fritter Recipe

Salt Fish Fritter Recipe


  • 8 oz salted fish 
  • 2 scallion, finely chopped 
  • 1 small onion, finely diced 
  • ¼ tsp finely diced hot pepper, I used wiri wiri or scotch bonnet 
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1 ½ cup water 
  • Salt(optional) 
  • Oil to fry 


  1. Soak saltfish in water overnight to remove salt or boil by changing the water twice. 
  2. If using salt fish with bones and skin, remove the bones and skin. 
  3. Finely flake the saltfish. 
  4. In a bowl add flaked saltfish, finely chopped scallion, onion, hot pepper, black pepper, flour and water and mix to form a batter. Add salt if needed. 
  5. Heat oil(about ½ inch deep) over medium fire in a skillet. Drop spoonfuls of batter in the oil and fry until golden brown. Turn halfway through cooking so that it browns on both sides. 
  6. Remove from oil using a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towel to collect the excess oil. Serve warm. 

 Source – Jehan Can Cook