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


mince the parsley


Slice up the potato


then grab the cod fish, path  it dry


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


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


Then lay the cod fillets and


repeat with again  salt pepper, parsley and some capers


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


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.


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


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




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.