What’s a saltfish fritter? Only a flavorful burst of pure golden brown heaven! This Caribbean treat is perfect as an appetizer for your next get together or anytime you’re craving a taste of the islands…


  • 1 1/2 cups of counter flour
  • 8 oz saltfish, soaked, deboned and flaked
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk of scallion, chopped
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of scotch bonnet pepper, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


In a large bowl combine counter flour, flaked saltfish, chopped onion and scallion and mix well

Gradually add water to make a smooth batter. The batter should be thick and of a dropping consistency

Season with black pepper and scotch bonnet pepper.

In a large skillet heat your oil, drop batter be tablespoons full into hot oil and fry until brown on one side, turn and continue frying until done

Drain on absorbent paper towel. Serve hot

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