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“From "The Best Recipes of the World", Mark Bittman. I used fresh cod as DH won't touch salted cod. I also skipped step about cooking fish and just shredded, cut really good prior to mixing with other ingredients.”

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  1. If using salted cod, soak fish overnight and rinse, drain next day. Cook fish. Shred it. Combine the fish, onion, garlic and pepper. Mix well. Add the flour and stir a few times, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add about 1/2 cup water and stir until a batter forms-it should be a bit thicker than pancake batter, but not much, then stir in the parsley.
  2. Let the mixture rest while you put about 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan and heat it over medium high. Using a tablespoon, gently drop small.
  3. spoonfuls of mixture into oil and fry, turning once until golden brown 3 to 5 minutes. Don't crowd fritters.
  4. Drain on paper towels and serve with lime wedges or keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.

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