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Dry cod with potatoes


  • 1.300 gr salted cod
  • 1-1/2 kilo of potatoes
  • 1-1/2 kilo of oil
  • 2-3 lemons
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 head of garlic
  • pepper
  • 2-3 glasses of water

On the day before, at night time, put the cod sliced, in a basin of water to soak the salt out. Change the water for 2 or 3 times.
On the next day, before you start cooking, scrape the scales and wash well for a while.
In a medium swallow stewpot, put the potatoes sliced like wedges, the grated onion, the cloves of garlic and stir carefully.
Put the sliced of cod with its skin.
Add pepper, oil, water, cover the stewpot and leave the food to boil on a medium heat.
Check not to stick at the bottom or if some more water is needed.
When it boils, the juice will become thick; Pour the lemons around and shake the stewpot.
Boil for a while and turn off the heat.
The sauce should be thick and white. 

Bibliography: “Cuisine of Lefkada - Xorexa tis nonas, ta mageria tis vavas” (the recipes of godmother and grandmother) of Toulas Skliros.