Fry Bake and Saltfish

Fry Bake and Saltfish

Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 4 - 5
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)


  • ½ - 3/4 lb. Salt fish or 1 cup dried saltfish, boneless, skinless
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • ¾ lb. tomatoes chopped
  • ½ tsp. chive chopped
  • ½ tsp. thyme chopped (Spanish or fine leaf)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil to fry the saltfish
  • 1 small hot pepper finely chopped (optional)
  • BAKE:
  • cups flour
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 4-5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • cups water
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Oil for frying bake


  • For Saltfish
  • Boil the salt fish for about 10 minutes to remove some of the salt.
  • Remove skin and bones; wash and squeeze the saltfish and break into small pieces.
  • Cook the onions, garlic, tomatoes, chive and thyme in oil until slightly brown.
  • Add the flaked salt fish and hot pepper and cook for 10 minutes.
  • For Bake
  • Add the water all at once, if dough is still dry when mixed, add enough water to make smooth dough. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rest for ½ hour
  • Divide dough into small balls (makes about 12 balls). Roll ball of dough out on a floured board to 1/4 inch thick in a round shape.
  • Fry in hot oil (do not deep fry), turn once and drain on kitchen paper. Serve cool.


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