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Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go)

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go), are a delicious savoury breakfast or appetizer fritter recipe. These tasty Caribbean treats come together in no time and are seasoned to perfection, then fried to a golden crisp with a soft chewy interior! They not only smell delicious but are full of flavour. Serve with Jamaican Fried Dumpling as part of a traditional Jamaican breakfast!

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Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go), are a delicious savoury breakfast or appetizer fritter recipe. These tasty Caribbean treats come together in no time and are seasoned to perfection, then fried to a golden crisp with a soft chewy interior! They not only smell delicious but are full of flavour. Serve with Jamaican Fried Dumpling as part of a traditional Jamaican breakfast!

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Yesterday was Father’s Day. The older I get, the more I treasure being able to express my love to my father. It’s not just on special occasions, but everyday. I’m appreciative for a great father – a hardworking, resilient, hilarious, vibrant dad. This post is all for him! I remember waking up as a little girl to the smell of these seeping in beneath the bedroom door. I knew that meant “daddy’s making fritters!”. He didn’t make them all the time, so when he did every now and again, it was the BEST feeling ever. If he headed out to work before we woke up, he’d leave them covered on the stove, ready for when we woke. I’m so blessed to have these memories, and so happy I can share them with you all!

What Are Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go)?

It is a popular appetizer dish or breakfast eat in Jamaica, and other islands in the Caribbean. It is made with a flour base, salted cod, tomatoes, onions, Scotch Bonnet pepper (optional), and other ingredients to season the mixture. The batter is formed and then dropped into hot oil to be fried to golden perfection; crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go)

How to Make Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go)

  1. Remove Salt from Salted Cod Fish – fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil. Rinse fish, cut into smaller pieces, and boil for about 10 mins. Drain then wash in cold water, repeat the process as many time as needed.
  2. Prepare Vegetables – chop onion, dice tomatoes, bell peppers, and scotch bonnet.
  3. Combine Ingredients – in a medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, vegetables and fish; add in water gradually. Mix until well incorporated with medium consistency.
  4. Fry – Heat oil in a non-stick pan then drop generous spoonfuls of batter into the pan. Fry until golden-brown, crisp and cooked through.
  5. Remove and Drain – remove fritters from oil and place on a wire rack to drain excess oil.

TSS Tip: Make sure your batter isn’t too runny! It should be a medium thick consistency as pictured below. If it’s too runny add about a tablespoon more of flour. If too thick, thin it out with some water.

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go) Recipe Tips and Notes

Add More Veggies – You can add in or swap out additional vegetables and herbs. For example, green onions, red and green bell peppers, and thyme work well with this recipe.

Codfish – I recommend using boneless, salted cod fish.

Quick Boil or Soak Method – You can choose the quick-boil method to de-salt the codfish or you can soak the cod in cold water overnight in order to rehydrate the fish, then remove the excess salt (you will still need to boil for about 10 mins). The quick boil method is much faster and can be done in approx. 15 – 20 mins.

Don’t Overcrowd the Pan – when frying the fritters do not overcrowd the pan to ensure an all around golden crispness.

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go)

More Jamaican Breakfast Recipes to Try

Jamaican Fried Dumpling & Traditional Jamaican Green Banana Porridge

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Jamaican Saltfish Fritters

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Jamaican & Caribbean // Breakfast & Brunch Jamaican // Caribbean
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go), are a delicious savoury breakfast or appetizer fritter recipe. These tasty Caribbean treats come together in no time and are seasoned to perfection, then fried to a golden crisp with a soft chewy interior! They not only smell delicious but are full of flavour. Serve with Jamaican Fried Dumpling as part of a traditional Jamaican breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • ½ tsp Curry Powder
  • ½ Small Yellow Onion, chopped
  • ½ Small Tomato, diced
  • ½ Small Green & Red Bell Pepper, equal parts
  • 1 Pack Salted Cod Fish (340g)
  • ¼ tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley, optional
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper, chopped finely as desired
  • 1 cup Water, more as needed
  • Cooking Oil

Instructions

1

Fill a medium sized pot with water and bring to a boil. Rinse fish, cut into smaller pieces, and boil for about 10 mins. Drain then wash in cold water. Taste a piece of the fish to gauge the saltiness. If it's to your liking, pick it apart into smaller bite-sized pieces. If it's too salty, repeat the process.

2

Prepare your vegetables - chop onion, dice tomatoes, bell peppers, and scotch bonnet. In a medium mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk together. Add the vegetables and fish to the mixing bowl; add in water gradually. Mix until well incorporated with medium consistency - see notes section.

3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan then drop generous spoonfuls of batter into the pan. Fry on each side until golden-brown and crisp (about 3-4 minutes per side).

4

Remove from oil and place on a wire rack to drain excess oil.

Notes

See notes sections above for additional tips and tricks.

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters (Stamp & Go)

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