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Salt cod recipe

Salt Cod With Eggs and Potatoes (Bacalao con Huevos y Patatas)

Lauren Aloise
This delicious and easy recipe for salt cod with eggs and potatoes is one of my favorite Spanish dishes!
Course Main
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 2 servings
Calories 829.42 kcal


  • 400 g of salt cod desalted and hand shredded
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 4 large fist sized potatoes (and a box grater)
  • Olive oil
  • Oil to fry ideally olive oil or a neutral vegetable oil


  • First make sure your cod is properly desalted
  • Hand shred the cod, making sure to remove any small bones left inside
  • Slice the onions and peppers into thin rings
  • Grate the potatoes with a box grater into shoestrings (I prefer to do this in advance, though my mother-in-law does this directly over the hot frying oil in the moment)
  • Warm about 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy pan over medium heat and add the onions and peppers
  • Cook slowly for about 15 minutes or until caramelized
  • Add the shredded cod and sauté for a few minutes, until the cod is mostly cooked
  • Crack three eggs over the pan (or crack ahead of time into a small bowl and add -- if you're worried about shells)
  • Sauté the eggs with the rest of the mixture for a couple of minutes -- until about halfway cooked
  • Take the pan off the heat while you fry your potatoes
  • Heat another pan with oil and fry the shoestring potatoes in small batches until crispy -- reserve in a bowl until all are fried
  • Put the cod mixture back on the heat and start adding in the potatoes, handful by handful
  • Stir gently to mix everything together, and while you are doing this the eggs will finish cooking through
  • Serve immediately so that the potatoes are still crispy
  • You can optionally serve with dollups of tomate frito on the side


Calories: 829.42kcalCarbohydrates: 25.45gProtein: 137.74gFat: 15.96gSaturated Fat: 3.74gCholesterol: 549.52mgSodium: 14154.95mgPotassium: 3307.48mgFiber: 3.39gSugar: 6.76gVitamin A: 856.55IUVitamin C: 62.98mgCalcium: 388.21mgIron: 6.8mg
Keyword Bacalao con Huevos y Patatas, eggs and potatoes, salt cod recipe
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