This is called “brandade de morue” in French. It seems that it is closely related to some Italian preparations, since salt cod makes an appearance in that cuisine as well. I’m afraid that salt cod was never (ever) something I had in my household.
So this was an adventure of sorts. Salt cod, soaked for a day, then boiled with potatoes… seasoned and mixed with Garlic and rhyme infused olive oil and lightened with cream. Finally baked with a dusting of Parmesan.
This was pretty tasty, if a bit of a departure. I’m really looking forward to the fritters next month.