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Baltimore Inspired, Caribbean Spiced Cod Cakes

Inspired by Baltimore's famous coddies. codfish cakes gets a makeover.
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 lbs. fresh cod fillets
  • 1 1/2 lbs. potatoes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, (seeds and stems removed) and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt
  • pepper


  • In large pot, boil potatoes, onions, garlic, habanero, bay leaf, and 2 sprigs of thyme until potatoes begin to get soft. Add the cod fillets to the pot and cook 10 minutes until they begin to fall apart.
  • Scoop the cod out and flake it is a bowl. Drain the rest of the contents of the pot, discard the bay leaf and the thyme sprigs and mash them in a separate bowl.
  • Stir the cod into the potato mixture. Add the paprika, salt, pepper, the eggs, and the leaves from the last two springs of thyme.
  • Shape the cod mixture into patties and dredge in flour. Brown the patties in 1/2" of oil, one side at a time.
  • Drain on paper towel lined plates then serve immediately.