Sunday, July 17, 2011

CODDIES

Now that you've seen this picture. It I am sure if you are from Baltimore and you were born in the 50's-60's, you remember these wonderful " Cohen's Coddies. My father used to take my sister and I to this Pharmacy "fountain" counter every Saturday, and we got our "Coddies". They were kept on the counter under glass. And served just as you see them in the picture at room temp.  Oh my what memories!
This recipe is as close as I can find. I am told by my son that there are places in Baltimore that sell "coddies". Lexington Market, and Sip & Bite in Fells Point. 
Here goes...
1/4 lb salt cod or 1 T cod paste, or 1 T fish flakes
1 1/4 lb potatoes
2 T milk
1/4 C crushed crackers
2 eggs
1/2 t pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Saltines and mustard

If you are using salt cod, soak the fish for 24 hours in a bowl of water. Change the water every 6-8 hours.Cover the fish with water in a pan and simmer for 10-15  minutes. Drain and break with fork. cool. Peel and dice and boil potatoes until cooked. Drain, mash with 2 T milk and cool. In a large bowl combine salt cod (or cod fish paste, or fish flakes), potatoes, crackers, eggs and black pepper and make into thin palm sized balls.
Flatten slightly and cook in a pan filled with 1 inch of oil. Brown cakes on each side and drain. Replace diminished oil between batches. To serve, place each coddie on  a saltine cracker with mustard,and top with a cracker. Serve warm or at room temp. 

***now I know I've said I try each recipe first before sharing, but this one is for all to give a try. I have not tried it yet, but will as soon as I can find Salt Cod. If you do try it , let me know how you like it.***

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