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Catholic Recipe: Fish Roe Rissoles


  • 1/2 pound codfish roe
  • 2 large potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 teaspoon chopped mint
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • salt, pepper
  • flour
  • vegetable oil


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Greece


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Also Called: Tarama Keftedes


Steep roe 10 minutes in boiling water. Remove from water; discard membranes. Using electric mixer, combine roe, potato, onion, mint, parsley, salt, pepper; blend thoroughly. Shape into balls. Roll in flour. Fry in deep oil until brown and crisp on outside, soft inside. Yield, 4 servings

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