CtBF – Salt cod and potato purée 

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. 

6 thoughts on “CtBF – Salt cod and potato purée 

  1. I’m laughing at that sticky mess on your mixer blades, mine looked just like that and I had a devil of time getting it cleaned off. This was a different recipe for sure but, I did enjoy it and am also looking forward to making the fritters. Happy New Year to you.

  2. Nice post, Candy. I am going to Whole Foods tomorrow to try to find salt cod. I plan to make both recipes for our second January blog. Happy New Year to you my dear. It’s great cooking and administering with you and Katie and Betsy.

  3. Great photos and my experience was similar to yours: never had it growing up, totally new thing. Pretty good! The fritters were AWESOME. and smelled really good, too. This was definitely one of those times that I’m grateful for this group as I’d not have made this recipe otherwise. Happy New Year, Candy!!

  4. I never had this growing up, but I have made something like it before. Salt cod used to be plentiful in local grocery stores in the winter. Probably because of all the Italian and Portuguese cooks. I had a harder time this year, so I won’t get a chance to make this until I do the fritters in a couple weeks. I’m looking forward to the brandade. It will make perfect dinner during the cold weather.

  5. This certainly was an adventure! I was unsure if I’d even be able to find salt cod where I live since I had never even heard of it, but I did. I thought it was tasty too.

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