How To Make Saltfish Accra

In Trinidad and Tobago, as a young child, I called this dish Accra, but since I have been in Tortola BVI I notice that the same dish is called Saltfish Cake. It is quite easy to make but I do not make it often because I try to avoid fried foods as much as possible.

2 tablespoon flour
2 sticks celery finely chopped
1 chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon peppersauce
olive oil

Salfish is very salty so to remove the majority of salt, I put the saltfish to boil and after it has been boiling for about 5 minutes, I throw out the water, put fresh water and put the saltfish to boil again. I repeat this step three times.

The next step is to shred the saltfish, and remove the bone if it is not boneless, and put into a mixing bowl. Add the celery, flour (do not put too much flour otherwise you would lose the saltfish taste), onion and pepper sauce. Mix all the ingredients together.

Gradually add some water until the mixture looks like it is a potato salad. Now put a frying pan on the stove to hot. Add some olive oil, enough to coat the bottom of the pot. Using a tablespoon, take out a tablespoon full of the saltfish mixture and put in the hot pot. Be careful not to drop the mixture into the pot otherwise you may burn yourself.
Continue to do this until the pot has no more space or there is no more mixture. Allow each saltfish cake to get golden brown on both sides.

After all the saltfish cake aka accra has cooked, please a piece of paper towel on a plate and place the accra on the paper towel. The paper towel absorbs the excess oil.

Serve with any bread of your choice.

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Put all the ingredients in a bowl

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Mix everything together

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Put to fry a tablespoon at a time

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Turn each one over

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Saltfish Accra ready to eat!

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