Jamaican saltfish fritters

Fritters on a brown kitchen towel

Delicious crispy Jamaican saltfish fritters make the perfect breakfast, lunch or appetizer – gluten free




  1. Place the shredded saltfish in a medium sized bowl
  2. Mix together the onion and garlic until fully combined
  3. Pick the leaves from the stems of the thyme and sprinkle in along with the black pepper into the saltfish.
  4. Add the scotch bonnet (if using), tomato and fold in so all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  5. Add the flour and then slowly mix in the water to form a smooth batter – shouldn’t be too runny nor too thick.
  6. Preheat a sturdy non stick frying pan on medium heat and pour in the oil (I used a total of 1/4 cup for the entire batch) and spoon a small amount of the fritter mixture into the frying pan. repeat…being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  7. Reduce the heat to low-medium and cook each side until golden brown, carefully move the pan from side to side to distribute the oil evenly (helps the fritters cook quicker).
  8. Once cooked place each fritter on some paper towel to absorb any extra oil
  9. Repeat the above 3 steps with the rest of the batter.