"Costa Brava" style Cod

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"Costa Brava" style Cod


In this rich and delicious Catalonian dish, cod and potatoes (two staples of the region) are mixed with a seasoned sauce and baked, topped with grated cheese, as a gratin, to get a delectable golden brown topping. The cod and potatoes are boiled first, and then the cod is shredded with a fork and the potatoes sliced into rounds. The white sauce incorporates some of the cod cooking water for deeper flavor.  


  • 2 slices cod
  • 1/2 kilogram potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onions (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • milk (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 sprig parsley (or coriander)
  • grating cheese (to taste)


  1. 1Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).
  2. 2Boil cod, remove from pan and shred into flakes.
  3. 3Save the cooking water. In another pan, boil potatoes.
  4. 4Slice cooked potatoes in round slices.
  5. 5In a saucepan, heat olive and sauté onion until softened.
  6. 6Add flour and fry for a while, stirring constantly.
  7. 7Add some cod cooking water, enough to obtain an abundant pan sauce.
  8. 8Beat egg yolks with a little milk. Remove sauce from heat and slowly beat in egg yolk.
  9. 9Season with salt, pepper and chopped parsley. Mix sauce with potatoes and cod.
  10. 10Place the mixture in a glass baking dish greased with margarine.
  11. 11Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  12. 12Bake in preheated oven until top is bubbly and slightly browned.
  13. 13Serve immediately.
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