Fried salted pastries are very common in Portugal. We have the typical "Pasteis de Bacalhau"(codfish), meat "Croquetes" and "Rissóis"(different types), among others.
In Portugal pastries are served as a starter, an afternoon snack or as a meal, served with different types of rice (tomatoe, carrot, corienter, etc) and salad. Today´s post is my recipe of salted fish pastries.
~ 100 gr Cooked fish (any fish)
~ 3 Medium boiled patatoes
~ 4/5 Tsp flour
~ 1 Egg
~ 1/4 of a medium onion
~ 1 Small clove garlic
~ Fresh parsley
~ Black pepper/Nutmeg
~ Vegetable oil to fry
First, I smash the potatoes with a fork and mix the fish, previously cleaned. I add garlic, onion, and fresh parsley, all cutted in very small pieces. After this I add salt and mix well.
Then I add one beaten egg and the flour, one spon at the time. Sometimes I use ground nutmeg instead of ground black pepper.
I use two soup spoons to shape the pastries and I fry them in hot vegetable oil. After frying, I put them in a plate with absorbent paper.
After frying, I put them in a plate with absorbent paper. They look like this: