Polpetta De Baccala Mantecato E Farina Di Ceci Fritta - Cod Fish cakes and Fried Chickpea Flour Pancakes

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Nov. 22, 2011


Cod 500 Gram
Breadcrumbs 100 Gram , soaked in milk
Oil 5 Tablespoon
Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm)
White pepper To Taste
For making chickpea paste
Chickpea flour 3 Ounce
Water 90 Milliliter
Oil 1 Drop
Salt 8 Gram
Fatty bacon 25 Gram , chopped



1. Add cod to a bowl and fill it with plenty of water. Allow the cod to remain in water for about a day.

2. Skin the cod and cook it for about 70 minutes.


3. When the fish becomes cold, flake it and combine it with olive oil, five garlic cloves, soaked breadcrumbs and a pinch of white pepper.

4. For making fried chickpea paste - Boil the water, and add enough chickpea flour to thicken the consistency and stir in bacon and salt. Boil for about seven to eight minutes.

5. Spread over baking sheet to cool and cut the chickpea past using medium sized circular pasta- cutter.

6. For making fishcakes - roll the fish mixture in flour, eggs and fry them in hot oil.

7. Spread the fishcakes on absorbent kitchen paper to wipe out excess oil.


8. Brown the chickpea circles and serve them hot with fishcakes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1838Calories from Fat 891

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 101 g155.4%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4118 mg171.58%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.3%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 120 g240%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet