Czech Salt Cod Fish with Potatoes Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4


  • 1 pound salt cod
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 lemons
How to cook Czech Salt Cod Fish with Potatoes:
  • Put the salt cod fish is a good quantity of cold water and soak overnight. The next day, rub the cod fish with a fork to loosen the salt and its flakes. Drain the water and put to soak in fresh cold water. Repeat after a couple of hours.
  • Put the cod fish in a fresh pot of water, bring slowly to a boil, and cook till tender, about 1 hour.
  • Boil the potatoes in their skins in salted water till tender, about 15-20 minutes. Peel them and then finely slice them.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on low heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, till almost golden.
  • Put the cooked fish in a large bowl. Using two forks, flake the fish into small pieces. Mix in the boiled potato slices.
  • Pour on the onions and garlic and their cooking oil.
  • Pour on the juice from 1 lemon. Sprinkle on the chopped parsley and season with freshly ground black pepper. Mix well.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.


The Czech Salt Cod Fish with Potatoes recipe very easy to prepare and so good!

This recipe for Czech Salt Cod Fish with Potatoes serves/makes: 4

The Czech Salt Cod Fish with Potatoes recipe is adopted from The Best of Czech Cooking by Peter Trnka 1996.

Main Ingredient: Cod (more Cod recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)
Cuisine: Czech (more Czech recipes)

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