Yields enough for 8


 1/2         pound bacalao (dried cod)
1 1/2      cups all purpose flour
1             teaspoon garlic, minced
1             teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2      cups water
1             teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Place bacalao in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from fire, drain and check for saltiness, if it is still too salty repeat the process. Using you fingertips shred the bacalao.
In a medium size bowl using a wooden spoon mix the flour, salt, baking powder slowly add the water to form the batter. Add the bacalao.
In deep fryer or large pot filled with canola or other frying oil (the oil must have a temperature of 390º) drop 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time. Cook until the mixture has a golden color. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in sheet pan layered with paper towels.


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