Haitian Fish Patties


  1. Cod (or any other boneless fish) – ½ kg, cut in small pieces
  2. Onion – 1 medium, chopped
  3. Red bell pepper – 1, chopped
  4. Hot chillies – 3, chopped
  5. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  6. Potatoes – 750 gms
  7. Cheese – 200 gms
  8. Milk or Butter – 200gms
  9. Oil – for deep frying


Soak fish overnight in salt water. Drain fish and wash off salt. Heat oil in a wok. Add the onions. When translucent, add peppers, chilies, salt and fish. Sauté till done. Then remove from heat and shred the fish.

Boil potatoes and mash with cheese, milk or butter. Add the shredded fish mixture and mix well. Make patties and deep fry when required.

The patties can also be baked in a moderate oven, Gas mark 4 for about 30 minutes.

Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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