New England Codfish Balls

“A favorite treat for Sunday-morning breakfast at Oakland House. We serve 3 golden flshballs with chunks of corn bread and crisp bacon.” -Oakland House, Herricks, Maine


1/4 pound dried salt codfish
6 potatoes, cooked, drained, and mashed
3 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs


Cook cod in water until it flakes well; rinse with fresh water several times and drain well. In mixer blend potatoes and fish. Add eggs and bread crumbs to form a proper consistency for making into balls. Chill overnight.

Form into balls (a #40 ice cream scoop works well) and cook until golden in 350 degrees fat. Drain on paper towels.

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Makes about 24.

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