Bacalhau (Salt Cod Fish) Mia's Way

Total Time
24hrs 55mins
Prep 24 hrs 40 mins
Cook 15 mins

As I am Portuguese naturally I love my cod. This is a delicious and very simple way to make cod, even the kids enjoy it. It's a type of casserole dish, my mother passed this receipe down to me.She use to do it in the traditional red ceramic dishes, and cook in the firestove. I still use the red ceramic dish, but had to improvise with an electric stove.I hope you all enjoy it as much as we all do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse cod under running cold water.
  2. Place the cod in a large container filled with cold water, and soak for 24 hrs, changing water several times.
  3. Next day remove cod from water and pat dry with a towel.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and slice the onions and chop the garlic.
  5. In a frying pan heat up the olive oil and simmer the onions and garlic and also the bayleaf, salt, and pepper to your own taste.
  6. Now that your cod is dry, pass it through flour, and then the beaten eggs and fry it in a separate pan on both side till cooked.
  7. Turn on your stove to 375, place the cod on the bottom of a casserole dish and cover with the onion mixture, place in oven for about 10-12 minute no longer, or the cod will turn out to dry.
  8. While this is being done, peel and slice your potatoes in cubes and fry till golden (you can use more potatoes if wished).
  9. Remove your cod from the oven, and mix in you cooked potatoes, mix well and sprinkle with the parsley (when I don't have parsley I use fresh coriander.).