How to Make “Accra” (Fish Cakes) | Caribbean Recipes

This fried fish cake, called Accra in St. Lucia,Dominica and some parts of Trinidad and Tobago is a family favourite year round, but especially at Easter and Creole Heritage month observed in October. Hope you give it a try!

Accra Recipe

4 cups all purpose flour (reserve 1 cup)
2 pkgs boned salted cod (prepared and shredded)
Garlic and onion slurry: 1 large yellow onion and 4 cloves garlic blended with 1/4 cup water
1 bunch green onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp thyme
2 thai red chilli peppers or 1 scotch bonnet pepper (de-stemmed and de-seeded)

In a large bowl, to 3 cups of flour, add the turmeric, thyme, salt, black pepper. Whisk the dry ingredients together to evenly distribute. Add 2 1/2 cups of water. Mix until you have a fairly loose batter. Once mixed, add the onion and garlic slurry, green onion, hot pepper, and prepared salted cod. If you have never cooked salted cod before, watch this video first

Mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution of ingredients. The mixture should still be fairly loose/runny. Add the remaining cup of flour to tighten the batter. Set the batter aside for at least 30 minutes before frying your accra.

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Take a great big bite,

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