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Catholic Recipe: Potted Cod with Sour Cream


  • 2 pounds dried cod
  • water to cover
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 herring fillet, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 pound potatoes, cooked, sliced
  • 1 pint sour cream


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5-5 1/2 hours

Difficulty: • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Germany


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Feasts (1)

Also Called: Stockfisch in Sabne


Soak cod 4 hours in water to cover; drain. Cover with fresh water. Simmer in saucepan until tender. Remove bones, skin. Cut fish into generous pieces; salt lightly. Brown 2 tablespoons butter; pour over fish.

Place herring, onion, parsley in 2 tablespoons butter. Sauté.

Grease baking dish. Make layer of cod, layer of potatoes, layer of herring until all ingredients are utilized, ending with layer of potatoes; salt each layer lightly. Pour sour cream on top. Dot with remaining butter. Bake 20 minutes at 375°.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965