How to cook pataniscas as a Portuguese.

How to cook pataniscas as a Portuguese.

Don’t you know what those are?

I’m not surprised.

Pataniscas are a typical Portuguese snack and are a kind of cod cakes, and I’m explaining here how to cook them.


    • 300g of cod
    • ½ chopped onion
    • 3 eggs
    • 100g of flour
    • 100 to 150ml of water from cooking the codfish
    • Parsley, salt, pepper, and olive oil
      Olive oil or frying oil to fry.

Mix the cod, eggs, chopped onion, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Mix everything, stirring until the various ingredients are well mixed.

Add the flour, continually stirring until it is well dissolved.

Add the water used for cooking the cod.

Please note: the amount of water to be added will depend on the flour’s quality and the eggs’ size. It is intended that the dough is neither too liquid nor too dry.

With the frying oil very hot, add portions equivalent to a tablespoon to fry.

Do not let them over fry.

Turn the pataniscas as soon as one side is browned.

When removing the pataniscas from the frying pan, I suggest placing the pataniscas on kitchen paper. The purpose is to remove some excess frying oil.

They are ready to eat.


David Monteiro

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