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salt fish fritters

Jamaican salt fish fritters

Learn how to make this saltfish fritters.
Course Snack
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword Jamaican salt fish fritters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 98kcal
Author Lesa


  • 350 g Salt fish (salted cod)
  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • ¼ Onion finely chopped
  • 2 small tomatoes finely chopped
  • ½ Scotch bonnet pepper seeds remove and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 Stalk scallion finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • Salt (optional)
  • Water
  • Cooking oil


  • Wash the excess salt off the fish. Place the washed fish in a pot cover with water and put to cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove saltfish from heat. Pour away boiling water. Wash the saltfish in cold water to cool the it.
  • Remove the skin, debone the fish then break it into small fish flakes.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, saltfish flakes, and all the other ingredients.
  • Slowly add the water and mix all the ingredients togather until you get a sloppy paste. Not too runny.
  • Heat cooking oil in a frying pan on medium to low fire.
  • Place fried fritters on kitchen rolls paper towels to absorb the excess oil.


  • Do not add to much cooking oil to the frying pan at one go, let than 1/4 cup and top up if need to. The fritters will absorb a lot of oil if to much is in the pan. 


Calories: 98kcal