Bermuda Codfish Cakes

 
 
Codfish cakes are offered by many restaurants in the island and are usually taken by Bermudians during lunch time or even as snacks. They are usually served on hot cross buns with either mayonnaise or ketchup. Raisin buns with fishcakes are also quite popular with the locals in Bermuda. 
 
 
 
Codfish cakes are also made with salted and dried boneless cods. Cooked codfish and mashed potatoes are mixed along with eggs. Salt and other seasonings are added in the mix. The seasoning would always have dried thyme and often some curry. Once the mix is ready, it is made into shapes of balls or patties, which are then pan fried in butter. 
 
Bermuda Codfish Cakes 
Bermuda Codfish Cakes 
 

Recipe

 
Take 1 pound flaked codfish, 3/4 cup mashed potatoes, 1 grated onion, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1 beaten egg. Soak codfish in water for several hours and preferably overnight. Boil the codfish properly and chop them into small pieces or flakes. Boil potatoes and mash it. Now Mix all ingredients thoroughly and create a soft mix. Now make small patties out of the mix and pan fry them with butter or oil till they are golden brown. 
 

Where to find

 
One of the best places in the island to try out fish cakes in Bermuda is Art Mel's Spicy Dicy located at the outskirts of Hamilton. The fish cakes are crispy, tasty and served in buns or burgers as you like. Another great local restaurant serving authentic Bermua Fish Cakes is Paraquet Restaurant
 
 
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