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Catholic Recipe: Salt Cod Brandade


  • 1 pound salt cod, in squares
  • 1 quart fish stock
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup hot vegetable oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt, pepper
  • croutons


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: France


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Also Called: Brandade de Morue


Soak cod in water 1 hour; remove. Simmer cod in fish stock in saucepan 20 minutes. Strain; remove bones; grind fish until smooth. Combine mashed potatoes with ground fish, garlic in saucepan. Add oil slowly; stirring constantly over low heat. Add cream, poured in a little at a time until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with hot croutons.

Yield, 4 servings

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