Baked Cod with Potatoes – Baccala’ al forno (Cooking with mom)

This one is a very typical dish from my hometown. It is made used salted cod fish fillets which you will soaked in water for 2-3 days (to get rid of the salt) and then bake with potatoes, onions, capers and breadcrumbs.

It is a very easy recipe which I learned from my mom and that I made for my family when I was in Italy over the Christmas holidays.

Here is the step-by-step instructions. Hope you like it!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 fillets of cod fish
  • 2-3 medium side onions
  • 4 large potatoes
  • bread crumbs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup mini capers
  • lots of fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp flour

Start off by getting all your ingredients ready!
Slice up the onions

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mince the parsley

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Slice up the potato

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then grab the cod fish, path  it dry

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then coat it lightly in flour

In a baking pan drop a few tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and lay the onions, some parsley, a tbsp of mini capers, salt and pepper

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add one layer of potatoes, with more onions, parsley, salt and pepper (no capers this time).

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Then lay the cod fillets and

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repeat with again  salt pepper, parsley and some capers

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Cover it up with one final layer of potatoes, onion, salt, pepper, capers, parsley and breadcrumbs

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Place the pan on the stove and cook on low heat for about 5 min, Then add 2 cups of water, cover with a lid and let it cook for about 30 min.

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Bake it at 180 (pre-heated) for another 30-40 min.

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Remove from the oven and let it sit on your kitchen counter for 10-15 min before serving it.

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Enjoy!

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Love (from -17 Shenyang)

– LittleDani

 

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.